Ph.D. in Spanish Applied Linguistics.  December, 1998.
        University of Southern California. Dissertation on Spanish L2 Acquisition

 Master of Arts in History.  Spring 2003.
        Comparative world history, concentration on Latin America
        California Polytechnic University at Pomona
 
Master of Science in Teaching ESL.  August, 1994.
        Emphasis on language teaching methodology.
        University of Southern California, School of Education
 
Master of Arts in Spanish Linguistics. May, 1993.
        Emphasis on Syntax, Semantics and Sociolinguistics.
        University of Southern California 
 
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.  May, 1991.
        Concentration in Spanish pedagogy.
        California State University, Los Angeles