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The Center for World Languages and Cultures

Meet Our Staff

Alison Nishi

Alison Nishi


Adrienne Gonzales, Foreign Language Pedagogy &Technology Specialist

Adrienne Gonzales

Associate Director

Adrienne Gonzales came to DU from the University of New Mexico, where she earned a PhD in Hispanic linguistics. Her academic interests include second language acquisition, computer assisted language learning, and interlanguage pragmatic development.

Adrienne holds an MA in Spanish Language and Translation from New York University in Madrid, Spain, and a BA in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico.

She is also a College Reading & Learning Association master certified tutor.


Tamra Carlson

Program Coordinator

Tamra graduated from DU with a double major in International Studies and German in 2006. She spent two years in  Minilunga, Zambia, with the Peace Corps and the last four years in nonprofit volunteer management and coordination.

Tamra provides logistical and operational support for our programs, including student support and community outreach.