Biography

Sarah K. Woods, Full-Time Instructor and Language Center Coordinator, studied and taught Spanish in Mississippi and at the University of Mississippi, where she received her M.A. in Spanish Literature. Before pursuing her master’s, Sarah received her B.A. in International Studies and Spanish through the Croft Institute of International Studies at the University of Mississippi. In addition to teaching, Sarah has always had a passion for study abroad and cultural exchange. During her time as an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Uruguay and Bolivia. Her time in South America granted her the opportunity to study Portuguese, further advance her Spanish skills, and gain cultural awareness. Through study abroad and independent research she composed her thesis, Analysis of Infant and Maternal Mortality as Indicators of Health Care Utilization by Indigenous Women in La Paz, Bolivia: The Importance of Cultural Access. As the Language Center Coordinator, Sarah hopes to develop language and cultural centered programming for CBU students.