K12 Education Consultant
Katrina is the consultant for the LAII's outreach to K-12 educators. She develops multidisciplinary curricula with Latin American content, writes and manages the literacy-based education blog Vamos a Leer, and oversees professional development workshops for k-12 and pre-service teachers. Katrina earned her MA in Latin American Studies and her PhD in Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies at UNM, and is currently a teacher with Albuquerque Public Schools. Her teaching philosophy is centered in an ethic of critical love, emphasizing a humanizing and transformative approach to education. An Ohio native, Katrina appreciates the desert sunshine, seeks out engrossing novels, and is willing to travel far and wide to see Kahlo's paintings in person. Her life advice: glitter makes everything better.