I’m an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at The University of Texas at El Paso, where I research and teach technical communication and user-experience. As part of this work, I also co-direct the Sites of Translation User-Experience Research Center, where I collaborate with community members, practitioners, researchers, and students to design and develop multilingual digital tools and technologies.  

My professional trajectory has been shaped by experiences learning English as a second language, and, perhaps even more emphatically, by teaching students who navigate linguistic transitions in their daily communication. These experiences continue to show me how my roles as a scholar, student, teacher, and human being are constantly shaped by my interactions with others. 

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