I spent my early childhood in Spain where, my mother tells me, my first words were Spanish which I learned from our maid who only spoke Spanish to me. We also moved to Germany and later Turkey. In addition, I spent a Summer in , Saudi Arabia visiting my dad who was working for Lockheed at the time. These experiences influenced my ability and desire to learn languages, which lead me to choose Spanish as my major at ASU. In addition to my formal education on Language, I was fortunate enough to spend a summer studying in Puebla, Mexico where I lived with a host family and spoke only Spanish that Summer. I that anyone with a strong desire to learn language should spend time surrounded by the people and culture. I suggest you live the culture and live the experience!