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    Rachel Mamiya Hernandez

    Rachel Mamiya Hernandez has extensive language teaching experience across a variety of contexts. She holds a BA in Latin American Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University, an MA in Second Language Studies with a concentration in Language Teaching, and a PhD in Learning Design and Technology both from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Some of her interests include language acquisition and teaching, project-based language learning, online intercultural exchanges, social justice, and instructional design. From book publishing to podcasting, her projects have engaged learners of Spanish, Portuguese, and English through meaningful language use, connecting with local and global communities. Additionally, she has served on the Boards of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching SWCOLT), the National Federation of Modern Language Teaching Associations (NFMLTA), and the Hawai‘i Association of Language Teachers (HALT).