Job Placements

After the PhD

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese has a strong placement record for its alumni. Many of our grad students go on to faculty positions at institutions in the US and abroad, while others find exciting opportunities in a wide range of careers.

Graduate Alumni Placement 2017-2022

For Placements since 2004, click here.


Esther Claudio, Postdoctoral Position, Obermann Center-University of Iowa

Roxanna Colon-Cosme, Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Audrey Larkin, Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Adelmar Ramirez, Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Gemma Repiso, Assistant Professor, McMaster University


Juliana Espinal, Adjunct Faculty, Santa Monica College – Modern Languages and Cultures

Barbara Galindo, ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Laura Muñoz, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Colorado Mesa University

Paula Thomas, Teacher, Sequoyah School


Benjamin Burt, Visiting Assistant Professor, Pitzer College

Veronica Garcia Moreno, Instructor, Montana State University

Natassia Hott, Independent Researcher, University of Lisbon

Alexandra Lawn, Director of innovation and Partnerships, VentureFuel

Maria Teresa Monroe, Adjunct Faculty, Santa Monica College – Modern Languages and Cultures

Renee Rivera, Copyeditor/Analyst, Pearson College


Lourdes Arevalo, Assistant Professor and Department Chair, Santa Monica College – Modern Languages and Cultures Department

Maricela Becerra, Assistant Professor, CSU Channel Islands – Spanish

Kristal Bivona, Assistant Director, San Diego State University – Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies

Francesca Gambini, Assistant Professor, Mt. San Antonio College – Modern Languages Department

Jennifer Monti, EUI4U User Support Specialist, European University Institute


Franny Brogan, Senior Quantitative User Researcher, Tableau Software

Paul Cella, Translation Manager

Adrian Collado, Teacher, Colegio de Madrid

Daniel Cooper, Assistant Director/Curriculum Design & Assessment Specialist, St. Francis College – Brooklyn, NY

Esteban Cordoba, Assistant Professor, Cal State San Bernandino

Nitzaira Delgado, Teacher, Oakwood School

Armando Guerrero, Educator, Geffen Academy at UCLA

Payton Quintanilla-Phillips, Research Specialist, Getty Research Institute

Alejandro Ramirez, Assistant Professor, Washington State University

Rafael Ramirez-Mendoza, Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Norbert College

Ezekiel Trautenberg, Spanish Educator, Geffen Academy at UCLA

Elizabeth Warren, Associate Instructor, University of Utah – World Languages and Cultures


Mariska Aldora Bolyanatz, Assistant Professor, Occidental College – Spanish and French Studies

Johnni Carr, Lecturer, UC Berkeley – Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Isaura Contreras, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Wendy Perla Kurtz, Lecturer & Project Scientist, DH Program, UCLA Program in Digital Humanities

Magdalena Matuskova, Assistant Professor, Clemson University

Julio Puente Garcia, Upper School Librarian // International School of Florence, Lecturer // CSU Los Angeles

David Ramirez-Prieto, Assistant Professor, Providence College (RI)

Cheri Robinson, Assistant Professor, Brescia University

Jyeun (Gracia) Son, Assistant Professor, Seoul National University.