Veronica has always been fascinated by different cultures and curious about countries beyond the U.S., so she is thrilled to explore the world each day in her position at UA Study Abroad. Veronica has a passion for serving others and previously worked as an elementary school teacher in the Tucson area. Her parents coveted the opportunity to come to the U.S. to raise a family and arrived here in the 1960s when her father was recruited as a machinist for a company in California. Veronica’s first language was Spanish and she recalls translating for her parents as a child. She maintains connections to Mexico and grew up appreciating both cultures. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in Elementary Education and holds an Arizona Teaching Certificate with a Structured English Immersion endorsement. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and attending shows at Centennial Hall. Veronica plans to travel the world in the future and embrace every opportunity she encounters.