2017-18 Academic Year: José Gómez Soria
Tell us something special about your hometown?
I come from Quesada, a very picturesque village located between mountains and olive trees in Jaén. It is known for its delicious olive oil and for the famous painter Rafael Zabaleta. The city is also known for being part of the Sierra de Cazorla National Park where you can find breathtaking landscapes and many outdoor activities.
Tell us about a favorite activity that you pursue when you have free time?
I love planning getaways from the hectic lifestyle of the city. I love the peaceful feeling I get when I’m out in the mountains or at sea.
Tell us what you would like to see in California or in the U.S. during your time at the College?
I cannot wait to explore all the coastal cities around California and to attend concerts by artists that I have always dreamt of seeing. Visiting Alaska and Hawaii are also on my bucket list.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe teaching has a lot to do with feelings and emotions. The students need to know that the teacher cares about them and understands that they are not just individuals but are members of a community.
2017-18 Academic Year: Hugo Briones Cáceres
Past Spanish Language Residents
- 2015-2017: Joaquin Garcia de la Cruz
- 2015-2017: Tamara Olivos Muñoz
- 2014-2015: Rosina Desimone
- 2013-2015: Isaac Gimenez-Garcia
- 2013-2014: Leticia Garziglia
- 2012-2013: Mariana Jaimes-Couoh
- 2011-2013: Zeltia-Fucinos-Mosquera
- 2011-2012: Mauricio Aldecosea-Blixen
- 2009-2011: Juan Pedro Giner Martinez
- 2007-2009: María Alejandre-Fariñas
- 2005-2007: Ignacio Vega-Matilla
- 2004-2005: Lorena Rodriguez-Ruiz
- 2002-2004: Antonio Ramos-Alvarez
- 2001-2002: Anna Cancho-Sanchez
- 1999-2001: Roberto Blanco
- 1997-1999: Magdalena Contardo
- 1995-1997: Gonzalo Carreno-Rodriguez
- 1993-1995: Juan Carlos Martin
- 1992-1993: Maria Elena Hernandez
- 1991-1992: Maria Isabel Valdunciel-Garcia
- 1990-1991: Miguel Santos de Vega
- 1989-1990: Felipe Negritto-Cornejo
- 1986-1989: Esther Checa-Garcia
- 1984-1986: Gisela Delgado-Dorante
- 1982-1984: Maria Donapetry
- 1981-1982: Concepcion Recari-Grajeda
- 1979-1981: Miguel Perea
- 1976-1979: Francisco Cabello
- 1975-1976: Monica Arguello
- 1970-1975: Guillermo Odio
- 1968-1970: Angela Rincon-Nunez
- 1967-1968: Amparo Ocampo