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Rodríguez Meets Spanish Ambassador at Washington, D.C., Reception

Lydia Rodriguez and Jorge Dezcallar, Ambassador of Spain

Dr. Lydia Rodríguez of the Department of Foreign Languages was one of the few invited to attend a reception hosted by Mr. Jorge Dezcallar, the Ambassador of Spain, in Washington, D.C., in July 2011.

Rodríguez also had the honor of meeting and speaking with U.S. Latina author Esmeralda Santiago. Santiago is the author of When I was Puerto Rican, Almost a Woman, and Conquistadora.

Lydia Rodriguez and Rosemary Feal

Also in July, at the conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Dr. Rodríguez had the distinct opportunity to meet Rosemary Feal, executive director of the Modern Language Association, and brainstorm with her about new conference and journal ideas.

Lydia Rodriguez and Esmeralda Santiago
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