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.

2022

Albuquerque, Joao

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

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

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

2021

Juliana Espinal, Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Barbara Galindo, Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese 

Jesus Galleres, Lecturer, UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Laura Muñoz, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Colorado Mesa University

Paula Thomas, Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese

2020

Benjamin Burt, Visiting Assistant Professor, Pitzer College

Veronica Garcia Moreno, Instructor, Montana State University

Natassia Hott, Independent Researcher, University of Lisbon

Alexandra Lawn, Innovation Researcher, Pilot 44

Maria Teresa Monroe, Spanish Teacher, Santa Monica Catholic High School

Renee Rivera, Lecturer, UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese

2019

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

2018

Christian Bermudez, Lecturer, UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Franny Brogan, Visiting Assistant Professor, Pomona College

Paul Cella, Assistant Professor, Our Lady of the Lake University

Adrian Collado, Professor, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria

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, Lecturer, UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Payton Quintanilla-Phillips, Research Assistant, 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

2017

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, UCLA Program in Digital Humanities

Magdalena Matuskova, Lecturer, University of Georgia – Department of Romance Languages

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

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

Cheri Robinson, Assistant Professor, Dickinson State University (ND)

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

Maria Gabriela Venegas, Lecturer, UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Daniel Whitesell, Lecturer, UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese