About Me

Summer 2022 – Madrid, Spain

My name is Tris and I am originally from Jamaica. I completed a Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from Georgetown University (2021) and am currently an Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Spanish Language and Literatures at Kalamazoo College.

I received an undergraduate degree in Spanish Language and Literature, and International Studies, from Louisiana State University. My graduate studies began at Wake Forest University, where I earned an MA in Interpreting and Translation Studies. I received a second master’s degree, an MSc in Spanish Linguistics, from Georgetown in the Spring of 2018.

Before attending Georgetown, I lived and worked in Chile for close to two years as a translator and interpreter, and an English instructor. I have also lived in Spain and visited multiple other Spanish-speaking countries, experiences which have given me the opportunity to observe the diverseness characterizing the language.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, eating, cooking, being with family and friends, and reading. I also enjoy meeting new people, learning about different cultures, and having fulfilling conversations.