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, with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

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.