About the Author

About the Author

María L. Villagómez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She is the first in her family to graduate from high school and from college.

She was born in Ventura, CA but was raised by her grandmother in Mexico. At age fourteen, she returned to the United States to continue her education.

She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Spanish with a concentration in literature, culture and linguistics and a second Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning.

Currently, Ms. Villagómez is an Academic Administrator at Napa Valley College in California, USA, but taught Spanish in higher education for over eighteen years.

Ms. Villagómez has translated children’s books from English to Spanish and was the Spanish Consultant to Universal Kids TV show Nina’s World.