People

Nodia Mena

Lecturer of Spanish

336.334.5655
ncmena@uncg.edu


Education

Ph.D., Candidate, Education Leadership and Cultural Foundations, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina
M.A., Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina
B.A., Psychology, Mercy College, New York, New York City


Personal Statement

Nodia Mena teaches basic and intermediate Spanish. She also teaches about the Garifuna Culture and Afro-Latinos in general. Nodia is from Honduras, Central America, and she is Garifuna, an Afro-Indigenous descendant.

Nodia recently participated in a Tedx, sponsored by UNCG, where she shared her experience of finding joy when connecting with her Garifuna culture. Nodia also shared her passion for teaching and learning about other cultures. She strongly believes that learning basic elements of other cultures develops into mutual understanding and acceptance.

Tedx UNCG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKxW_OVYqi0&t=24s

“Identity in the Classroom” Discussion with UTLC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwTZvjEsVmo&t=5s