My experience with the Spanish language began when I was 9 years old with trips to Mexico, Venezuela and Puerto Rico with my dad. Later, I graduated from West Virginia University, majoring in Spanish. I then went to Honduras as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two and a half years, and gained a higher level of fluency. I have attained an Advanced level in spoken Spanish after testing from the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). While attending graduate school"