Emmie Wright fell in love with Spanish on a high school trip to Guatemala and her enthusiasm for the language and its many cultures has never ceased. She earned her B.A in Spanish, with a minor in Anthropology, from Washington and Lee University and spent her junior year in Sevilla, Spain. After graduating, she had a job that allowed her to travel for a year (in a polyster tartan plaid uniform) before beginning her first year as a Spanish teacher and enrolling in Middlebury College’s Language Institute where she received her Master’s Degree after finishing her summer semester in Guadalajara, Mexico. She has taught high school Spanish for nearly 15 years in independent schools in Charleston, SC, New York City, NY and here in Charlottesville. She has traveled extensively throughout Spain and Latin America, on her own and with students, and is always planning her next trip. While she is currently not in the classroom, her two young children, Stella (4.5) and Jack (2.5), with whom she only speaks Spanish, are her most captive audience. She and her family try their best to travel to Spanish speaking countries as often as possible and relish other culture’s late nights out with children.