Meet Chris Martínez Méndez

My name is Chris, I was born in Bogotá, Colombia, but I grew up in Bucaramanga, also known as “the city of parks”. I live with my mom, my siblings and my granny. I studied Foreign languages teaching with emphasis in English at the Industrial University of Santander, and I just graduated this year. I have a strong love for teaching, languages, and teaching languages! I am fluent in Spanish and English, and also proficient in French. I have worked as a teacher at language institutes and as a tutor. I like spending time with my family, friends, and my significant other, going to the Eucharist, reading about the saints, cooking, travelling, and listening to music. Some of my favorite genres of music include indie, classic rock, and disco music. I am looking forward to my experience in Minnesota so I can share my cultural perspective with new friends and acquaintances; I want to share information about Colombian cuisine, music, and our traditional dances. I want to learn about what life is like in the US, especially life in the classroom.