Amber Galvano (they/them, she/her)
BA, Spanish & Cognitive Science, & BMA, Vocal Performance, 2021
I’m volunteering for this committee because, as an undergraduate, I observed and felt the need for expanded gender-diverse language and representation in the Romance language classroom. Students who enter these classrooms deserve the tools to describe themselves and others accurately in their second language, and I want to help promote an educational environment where acknowledgement of gender-diverse identities is normalized. Establishing that space can make a world of a difference in the lives of trans and nonbinary students, and it’s important for all students to be aware of relevant linguistic innovations and cultural issues in the languages they learn.
Persephone Hernandez-Vogt (they/them, she/her)
PhD, Spanish Literature, 2021
I am proud to have been a part of RLL's exploration of gender-inclusive language pedagogy. Considering authentic practices with regard to gender-inclusive languages provides a great opportunity for language education departments to remain aware of changes in language and to provide a thoughtful and welcoming environment for all students.