Hi there. So, I'm Carolyn 'Carolina' Kloecker, or at least that's how you'll find me on facebook (a reflection of my obsession with Spanish). I'm an International Studies and Spanish major with an Anthropology minor and the CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research) Certificate. In other words, I'm a dork.
I took Spanish in the Community because I feel that I have learned a great deal about foreign spanish-speaking populations, from studying in México, working with people at Concordia Language Villages from many spanish-speaking countries, and from my other classes, but I have not had much experience with the Latina/o community here in Central Illinois. I am also interested in la comunidad hispanohablante in Chicago, and I hope to work with a Spanish & Illinois partner in the future.
This semester for CBL I'm working with the Girl Scouts outreach program. I'm very excited so far, and I can't wait to use my experience with kids to plan creative girl scouts meetings and have fun with them. The girls will be spanish-speaking, but I'm sure most of them are bilingual, so it may be sort of a spanglish experience. I can't wait to get started!
P.S. the pic is me with my friend Laüra in Monterrey, México on the last day I was there (Summer 2007)