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Paola Villalvazo Cota - World Languages

B.A., Spanish - San Jose State University
M.A., Spanish, San Jose State University
M.A., TESOL, San Jose State University

Paola and her family moved to the US from Mexico when she was 10 years old. In the Bay Area, she had the opportunity to learn a new language and contribute to an already diverse culture. Just before coming to Bay, Paola was part of the World Languages and Literatures faculty at San Jose State University. Paola was attracted to Bay by the visible respect and love among all staffulty and students, and the team’s willingness to evolve personally and academically in order to grow as a community. At Bay, she hopes to give students the tools to explore the Spanish language and the rich culture of Spanish-speaking communities while encouraging student individuality and independence. Outside the classroom, Paola enjoys perusing Pinterest for new recipes, home décor ideas, and DIY projects, as well as spending time with her family, her fiancé, and her Shih Tzu, Keeyee.