Spanish & Portuguese

Derrek graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a BA in Spanish in 2018, where he worked at the university’s Center of Excellence for Languages and Social Sciences as the lead Spanish tutor for four years. He is currently an MA Hispanic Linguistics student with the University of Colorado Boulder.

Research Interests:
Bilingual Development, Sociolinguistics, Hispanic Identity in the United States, Caribbean/Andalusian Cultural Studies, Linguistic Properties of Spanglish.