Maria Alejandra Prieto-Mendoza smiles into the camera.
Maria Alejandra
Academic Skills Specialist, McNair Scholars Program
McNair Scholars Program

Hispanic Linguistics Ph.D Candidate. Universidad of Illinois at Chicago. August 2011- Present

M.A. in Linguistics with a Teaching of English as a Second Language Concentration. Northeastern Illinois University. May 2008

B.A. in Modern Languages and Translation. Universidad del Quindio. June 2000



M. Alejandra Prieto-Mendoza has eight years of experience in advising and recruiting and 10 years of teaching diverse and international student population. She is bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English, with vast knowledge in French and Italian. Her work at the McNair Program has facilitated M. Alejandra to pursue her professional interest in working in favor and promoting education among first-generation and underrepresented communities.

Additional Information

Research Interest:

Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Critical Discourse Analysis



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Chicago, IL 60625
United States

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