The Department is delighted to share the news that our colleague Professor Ji Young Kim was approved for promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, effective 07/01/2022. Professor Kim joined the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA in 2016. She specializes in Spanish phonetics and phonology, bilingualism, and heritage language acquisition. Her research focuses on identifying areas of phonetic divergence between heritage and non-heritage Spanish varieties and understanding the sources of divergence. Congratulations, Ji Young!