My name is Megan Bentley and I’m from Northern Virginia. I’m a graduating senior at the College with a double major in Hispanic Studies and Women’s Studies. I started learning Spanish in first grade at an immersion school and when I was asked as a kindergartener if I wanted to take Spanish the next year I never knew how important it would be to me. Now I’m privileged to have studied abroad in Cádiz, Spain with some amazing people and to be going back as a research assistant this summer. Having the opportunity to speak with and help others has been wonderful and I have loved learning about the rich and complex histories and cultures of a variety of hispanohablantes while improving my confidence in the language. When I return this summer I will be starting the 5th Year MAEd program here so I can help other students learn new languages!