I'm studying Linguistics and Speech and Hearing Sciences here at UNM. I've always had a love of languages, so I thought it was appropriate to study them and how they are processed in the brain. I am fluent in Spanish, and I am currently studying Portuguese, Latin, and Turkish.

With regard to my art history background, this is my first official art history class. I have, though, maintained an interest in learning about art. My interest in art lies in its ability to convey meaning to and elicit reactions from its audience simply through symbolic representations of ideas or concepts. Some of my favorite artists are Salvador DalĂ­, Hieronymus Bosch, and Pablo Picasso. Through this class, I hope to get a broader understanding of what art is and how better to interpret works of art.