Liliana Alva Regalado

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MA Candidate in Hispanic Linguistics

Department of Spanish and Portuguese


Liliana holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Universidad de Morelia, Mexico. She worked in various newspapers in her hometown as a reporter and co-editor, before becoming a teacher of reading, writing, and literature. Liliana migrated to Albuquerque, NM in 2018, and embarked on a new journey as an immigrant who did not speak English. Now, as a native Spanish speaker, former teacher, and journalist in Mexico, she plans to accumulate more knowledge as she pursues a M.A. in Spanish Linguistics and focusing on teaching Spanish as a Heritage Language (SHL). This semester, she is a teaching assistant in UNM's SHL program. She is a dog person and loves sunsets.