Eva Gómez García, a native of Spain, was a first-generation college student, earning her BA and MA in Translation Studies from Universitat Jaume I (Castellón, Spain); a MA in Hispanic Studies from University of Washington (Seattle, WA) and a MA in Applied Linguistics and the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language from Universidad Nebrija (Madrid, Spain).
In the Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown, she co-coordinates the language program and serves as a supervisor and mentor of Teaching Assistants and Visiting Teaching Associates. She is also an academic advisor for first-year and second-year students, and for Exchange programs and Study abroad.
Eva was born to Deaf, signing parents and she identifies with both Deaf and hearing cultures. As a heritage signer of Spanish Sign Language, she has always been interested in heritage bilingualism. To deepen her knowledge in this field, Eva is completing a Certificate in Heritage Language Education and she is taking courses in Latine/x and Chicane/x Studies from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Additionally, she also completed a course in Theory and Methods in Teaching Heritage Speakers from University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, she is a PhD Candidate in Applied Linguistics to Language Teaching at Nebrija University and her area of research focuses on Spanish heritage language development in the US.