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Office
Suite 301, PMB 1617
Tel
(802) 443-5745
Email
tpenajordan@middlebury.edu
Additional Programs
Study Away in Puerto Rico

Teresa was born and raised in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. She earned a PhD in Latin American Literature (2005) and a MA Certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies from the University of Pittsburgh (2003). Once back on the archipelago, she taught courses on Humanities, Transatlantic Literature, Comparative Literature, Spanish, and Gender Studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, where she also worked as the Director of the Women and Gender Studies Program (2018-2022). Teresa has also taught courses on Spanish as a second language at the University of Pittsburgh and at George Mason University in Virginia. Decoloniality, Caribbean ecocriticism, and the intersections between ecology and gender, are among her current academic interests. As an undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University she studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain. She is now very excited to start this new chapter as Director of Middlebury’s School in Puerto Rico.