Born in Bogota, Colombia, Luisa has always felt passionate about languages and has had a great appreciation for teaching Spanish to others. She moved to the U.S. in 2000, and while in Seattle working tutoring private students, she became certified and worked as a Spanish Medical Interpreter in the state of Washington. Luisa has lived in Charlottesville since 2010 with her husband and son. To enhance her main career as an imports and vineyard liason for a national wine importer, Luisa first joined Speak! as a student in 2014, working to refine her Italian language skills. She aspires to continue reaching a higher level of Italian and start her 4th language soon. Based on her love of languages and appreciation for the importance that a new language brings to one’s life both professionally and personally, Luisa is dedicated to helping others reach a higher proficiency in Spanish.