Kristina J.


Originally from Connecticut, Kristina first moved to New York to attend Fordham University, where she majored in English and Latin American and Latino Studies. In her junior year, she studied at the Universidad del Salvador and Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina during a semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her MPhil in Comparative Literature from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland and recently completed her PhD in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures from the CUNY Graduate Center with a dissertation on Spanish and Argentine cinema.

Kristina has over 7 years of experience teaching Spanish language to undergraduates at all levels, at Fordham University as well as several CUNY colleges. She has also taught courses on film and Latino studies at NYU. In the classroom and in 1:1 lessons, she focuses on providing clear explanations and creating a relaxed learning atmosphere. 

In her spare time, she enjoys doing yoga, reading, and hanging out with her niece and nephew.


Education & Qualifications
  • CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, PhD in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures with Certificate in Film Studies, May 2019
  • Trinity College, Dublin, MPhil in Comparative Literature, November 2011
  • Fordham University, New York, BA in English/Latin American Latino Studies, May 2009
  • English & Literature
  • Expository Writing
  • Spanish