MARÍA LUISA ORTEGA HERNÁNDEZ is originally from Spain. Her
life in Central America has given her a deeper understanding of the
Spanish-speaking world. It is from this vantage point, enriched by her many
years as a US Latina, that she passionately teaches the beauty of its language,
the magical syncretism of its roots, and the shared responsibility we all have
towards effective and peaceful communication at the service of others.
Prior to joining DePaul in 2014, she was associate professor
of Spanish at the Community College of Philadelphia and lecturer at the
University of Pennsylvania.
Her Spanish for Health Care courses and her Spanish TV program, Entre Nosotros, are two of her main contributions to the Community College of Philadelphia. As a senior lecturer at Penn, she taught Spanish literature, language and communication for the Department of Romance Languages and the Wharton School of Business. She was responsible for conducting the Spanish proficiency interviews for the Penn Language Link Interpreters program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
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Holocaust Museum; Dr. Bryan Kirschen
and Ms. Susanna Zaraysky, co-directors of documentary Saved by Language.
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Las prácticas corporales en la búsqueda de la belleza. La Cifra Editorial: Mexico,
5 July 2012
de la espera / The Slumber of Hope. Poetry and photography in dialogue.
Collaborative videoproduction. Fashion & Art México 2012, Mexico, D.F.,
- NALAC: National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
- Instituto Cervantes Chicago, Chicago, IL
- Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, IL
- NO MORE.org – Chicago, IL
- Women Against Abuse – Philadelphia, PA
- Entre nosotros, CCPTV, Community College of Philadelphia, PA