Dr. Tolosa-Casadont was born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 1993 she moved to Minnesota to pursue undergraduate studies at Concordia College where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Education. During her time in the Midwest, she taught Spanish at a Montessori Elementary School, at the Concordia Language Villages. Additionally, she taught language and culture courses at Concordia.
While at Concordia, Dr. Tolosa-Casadont led teaching abroad experiences to Latin America and Spain. She also completed her first Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction during this time. Her desire to further her education and teaching experiences brought her to Georgia, where she spent some unforgettable moments teaching Spanish and French at a small private high school in Gainesville. Subsequently and simultaneously, she began her second master’s degree in Spanish Linguistics and her doctorate degree in TESOL and World Language Education in UGA's Department of Language and Literacy Education, where she currently teaches.
Her research interests and teaching areas range from service-learning, language and culture, and methods courses; to curriculum design, language acquisition, and academic writing classes for international students. Dr. Tolosa-Casadont is an advocate for abroad experiences because she believes that these experiences, informed by theory and emphasized through hands-on activities, help people grow, to become more compassionate, and to understand life from different perspectives.
You are invited to join Dr. Tolosa-Casadont in this adventure and experience of a lifetime!