Erika Sosa is a Doctoral student in Hispanic Linguistics. She obtained her B.A. in English from The Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her final project was focused in how students could improve the four skills in English using Learning Strategies. In 2014, she was awarded a Fulbright grant at Wabash College in Indiana, where she developed appreciation and respect for the Hoosier state through her teaching. Since she is originally from a Zapotec-speaking town, Erika´s main area of interest is sociolinguistics. She is looking to understand more how her native language (Zapotec) is used and transmitted in her community, focusing as well in the different factors that are making it to face distortions. Morphosyntax, phonology, and language acquisition will better prepare her as a teacher of Spanish, Zapotec and English. Multiculturalism is her passion. She enjoys travelling, getting to know new people, different cuisines, cultures and traditions.