Skip Navigation

Meet the Professors

Theresa Ruiz-Velasco
Instructor, Spanish
B263
847/543-2579
com807@clcillinois.edu


Specialties: Spanish language instruction, Spanish for Medical Professionals, Spanish for Law Enforcement, and Spanish for Firefighters.

Teaching full time at CLC since: Spring 1994; has also taught at Southern Illinois University.

Subjects taught at CLC: All levels of Spanish language.

Education: B.A. and M.A., Southern Illinois University.

What inspires me about my field: The ability to share the world’s cultures through language instruction. My goal is to provide students with more opportunities to connect with other cultures and people around the world. I have the chance to provide them with the necessary tools to advance their careers by giving them a competitive advantage that will set them apart from their monolingual peers and aid them in becoming global citizens.


Olivia Yanez
Instructor, Spanish
B263
847/543-2628
oyanez@clcillinois.edu


Specialties: Spanish language instruction, Spanish and Latin American literature, Hispanic culture and civilization.

Teaching full time at CLC since:  Fall 2006; also has taught at the University of Chicago, Loyola University, Roosevelt University, Harper College, Oakton Community College and McHenry County College.

Subjects taught at CLC: All levels of Spanish language, Hispanic culture and civilization and Latin American writers.

Education: B.S. and M.A., Loyola University-Chicago; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

What inspires me about my field: What inspires me the most is to be able to share my knowledge and experiences with my students. I find it gratifying when I stimulate the students’ minds and to see how they go beyond what we do in class; some decide to pursue the subject as a future career. It is very rewarding to know that I can make a difference in students’ lives, and that I have the opportunity to do this every day in the classroom.