Dr. Kristin Doran is the Director of the Basic Language Program in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona. She is a Faculty Affiliate of Latin American Studies and faculty sponsor to the Spanish Club in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She received her PhD in Spanish and Luso-Brazilian Literature from the University of Arizona. Her areas of interest are Contemporary Peninsular and Luso-Brazilian Literature and Teaching Spanish as a Second Language. In Spring 2021, Dr. Doran was the recipient of the College of Humanities Distinguished Undergraduate Advising/Mentoring Award.