"While you are experimenting, do not remain content with the surface of things. Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin."
--Isabel Allende Llona


Exciting News: My Summer Internship

Hola, readers!

I want to share some news with you: This summer I will be interning at Northwestern University through the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP). SROP is offered by the Graduate School and is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to design and conduct their own research project (under the guidance of a faculty mentor), introducing them to life as a graduate student.

My proposed research project is, of course, on Latino/a Theatre in the United States. I am very excited to say that I will be working with Dr. Ramón H. Rivera-Servera. His interests and experience both reflect and complement those of my own, and I am extremely grateful that he has agreed to be my mentor. He and I have been in communication over the past few weeks, which brings me to even more great news!

My stay at NU coincides with the Latino Theatre Festival at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Dr. Rivera-Servera is already involved in a book project with the festival's artistic director. As a result, my research will most likely bring me to the festival. What's more, my research may end up published!

The program begins June 21, 2010, and ends on August 12, 2010.

Needless to say, I am very excited about this internship! Over the summer, I'll be blogging about my research, experiences, etc., etc.
I can't wait to begin my work at Northwestern University as a Graduate School intern! I hope you are looking forward to reading what I'll have to share.

Gracias por leer.

Hasta luego,
tu dramaturgista fiel,


  1. so stoked for you, darlin! please please keep your followers updated and write often. :) i'm very interested in what you'll be doing!! :D

  2. I'd be really excited for you, except that my wedding falls right in the middle of those dates, which means you'll miss it. which might be the only downside to this research experience.