Anna Michelle Martinez-Montavon’s passion for languages began well before she came to Notre Dame. Her parents grew up in Mexico and South America, and she grew up in the United States speaking Spanish at home as her first language. She learned English while in daycare and then studied French in middle school. Now in college, she’s fallen in love with yet another language.
Rachel Rivers Parroquín joins the University of Notre Dame faculty this year as an assistant professional specialist who will both teach Spanish and lead an expansion of service learning programs for Spanish majors.