Maria del Carmen Moreira, M.A.
Lecturer in Spanish
How did you discover Western?
In February 2018, I attended a conference at Loveland. I met a Spanish Professor from Western at Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers who told me about Western Colorado University and the possibility of an opening for teaching there. After talking and asking about the university—what it was like, where is was—I felt in my heart that this was the place where I would love to come and teach and be able to make a difference with the students.
What are some of the highlights of your career?
I am a Spanish native, and I have experience teaching the Spanish language on different fields and levels such as business, health, law, telecommunications and Latinoamerican literature.
What most excites you about your field?
What excites me the most is to be a liaison between cultures through learning the language. By teaching Spanish, I want to share my passion for the language and culture with people and inspire them to be intercultural and open-minded. Help them understand that language connects people!
What is your favorite thing about the Gunnison Valley?
My favorite thing about the Gunnison Valley is the people and the mountains. The people here are very kind and helpful. Gunnison is surrounded by mountains that make me feel at peace. The landscape every season is so beautiful. Being in the Gunnison Valley, I have the opportunity to be close to nature. Also, I love hiking and fishing.