Carmen was born in Parral Chihuahua, Mexico and received a Bachelors Degree in
Business Administration with a minor in Accounting from Technological Institute of
Superior Studies of Monterrey, Mexico (ITESM). She also has a Master of Arts degree
in Spanish from the University of Colorado at Denver (UCD).After receiving her degrees,
she moved to Fort Collins to study English at Colorado State University.
Carmen has been living in the United States since 1991. Since then, she has
enjoyed working in the fields of Spanish language and Mexcian cultural studies. Her
first, and perhaps most enthralling endeavor was working on various Day of the Dead
projects and dances for numerous schools and companies. She also worked on an exhibition at
a museum in Fort Collins, CO displaying the traditional life of the "Tharahumara," Indians of Northern Mexico.
Carmen has been an instructor of Spanish for many years. Along with teaching
at DU since 1996, Carmen has also taught at the University College at DU, Metropolitan
State College, Regis University (since 2000 till present), Archdiocese of Denver at
St. John Vianney Theological Seminary and Community College of Denver, where she also
tutored and advised students of Spanish.
In conjunction with teaching at many colleges in the Denver metro area, Carmen
has been involved in teaching Spanish to a number of private clients including, a
variety of law enforcement agencies in Colorado and the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
She has also customized and prepared curricula for cultural immersion for companies
including FMC Gold Co., Presidio Oil Co., Bl Inc., Longmont Foods, Orvana Resources,
AT&T, and Lucent Technologies, Pratt Companies, including ESL, Doramar Hotels, Formus
Communications Inc., United International Holdings Inc., Holland & Hart LLP Law Firm,
among others. Along with these companies, Carmen has also worked in the translation
field, on numerous projects such as Chamberlain garage door openers, Gerry Baby Products
and simultaneous interpreting for Denver and Jefferson county courts.
Apart from teaching and translating, Carmen has completed an editorial reviewer
project for the book "Por Supuesto" for the Houghton Mifflin Company (see review copy upon request). In 1997 she also
wrote and narrated the Spanish script for a documentary on Chile titled "Torres del Paine Chile."
Carmen is constantly expanding her knowledge in the Spanish Language and
all the Latin American Cultures. When not teaching, she participates in different
volunteering at community services such as food banks or others in need. Her hobbies
are dancing and playing sports as well as spending time with her11-year old twin son
M.A., Spanish, University of Colorado at Denver
B.A., Business Administration, Technological Institute of Superior Studies