Alexandra López Vera

California University of Science and Medicine


Iberian Linguistics


Ph.D. - Hispanic Languages and Literatures: emphasis in Applied Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara
Certificates - College and University Teaching, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. - World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, West Virginia University
B.A. - English Studies, University of Murcia, Spain
B.A. - Education, University of Murcia, Spain


Alexandra Lopez Vera completed two bachelor degrees in Education (2012) and English Linguistics (2016) in Spain, where she worked as a research assistant at the University of Murcia (Spain). After studying abroad for 3 years in Newcastle University, The University of Regina, and Millikin University, she completed a Masters of Arts in Teaching Second Languages at West Virginia University, where she worked as a Spanish instructor. She also graduated with a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, with an emphasis in Applied Linguistics and a Certificate in College and University Teaching from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Apart from teaching Spanish, Dr. Lopez Vera served as the Lead Teaching Assistant in the Spanish and Portuguese Department at UCSB, where she received several fellowships including the Engaging Humanities and Applied Linguistics fellowships. Currently, she is in charge of developing the Medical Spanish curriculum at the California University of Science and Medicine, where she teaches Medical Spanish Courses.


Second Language Acquisition; Applied Linguistics; Pedagogical conditions and Second Language Teaching