Spanish/Bilingual-Multicultural Education Concentration

Combines courses in the Spanish program with select courses in the College of Education and Human Development

Melanie Baca-Ortiz

Melanie Baca-Ortiz

Thomas R. Pickering Fellow in Foreign Affairs becomes a Patriot

Melanie Baca-Ortiz came to George Mason with a wide range of experiences – from holding internships at the Consulate of Honduras and the Association of American Residents Overseas to working as a visa specialist at the U.S. Department of State and paralegal specialist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As a Thomas R. Pickering Fellow in Foreign Affairs, Melanie chose to pursue an M.A. in Foreign Languages in the Spanish concentration to deepen her knowledge of Latin American history and culture.

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Frida Valero

Frida Valero

Advocating for first-generation immigrants' equal opportunities and stronger global institutions

Frida is a Dual MA in Spanish and Global Affairs and multilingual in Spanish, Korean and English. She is interested in the comparative linguistic study of Spanish and Korean and comparative Spanish- and Korean-language cultural studies. She also aims to increase students' interest in Spanish courses on George Mason's Songdo Campus!

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