|Office:||321 B GMH|
Personal Website: www.jceverett.com
|MA||Hispanic Studies, Louisiana State University, 2010|
|Concentration in Cultural Studies|
|Focus in Colonial Studies|
|BA||Spanish, Louisiana Tech University, 2008|
|Graduate summa cum laude|
Spanish - certified translator
Portuguese - certified translator
My interest in Spanish originated with the considerable amount of time I spent in Central America, as well as my time spent practicing with native speakers of Spanish where I lived. My experience interpreting in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico for groups, audiences, and individuals also had a great impact on my love of Spanish and Hispanic cultures. I also have work experience with bilingual technical support and medical interpretation for veterinary clinics. In addition to English and Spanish, I am also fluent in Portuguese and have spent considerable time in Brazil.
I have rather eclectic academic and personal interests. My background in languages and time studying pre-veterinary medicine in my Bachelor's studies led to my interest in cognitive ethology, primarily animal intelligence as it relates to linguistic ability. Another of my passions is colonial studies, particularly the chronicles written by Spanish and indigenous chroniclers during the colonial period as well as the archeology, cultures, history, literature, and mythologies of indigenous, pre-Colombian civilizations of Mesoamerica and South America. I am also interested in the history and literature of Central America, particularly El Salvador.