Native speaker of English; 25 years experience speaking Spanish. Learned Spanish in Houston, TX, through formal study and interaction with bilingual community. Increased knowledge base with six years university study among native speakers from both Spain and Latin America. Have traveled to Spain and Mexico. Learned about medicine, particularly childbirth and specialized pediatric fields through research, case studies, three months' observation in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and interpreting work in hospitals, clinics and public health. In-depth study of literary theory as applied to literature of both English- and Spanish-speaking countries. Have taught, in various settings, students from age 5 through college-level.