Leisa M. Quiñones-Oramas – World Languages
B.A. in Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies, with a minor in French, University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
M.A. in Spanish Language and Cultures, Boston University
M.A.T. in Second Language Acquisition, Boston University

A native of the coastal northwestern town of Isabela, Puerto Rico, Leisa moved to Boston after finishing her bachelor’s degree. Here she pursued graduate studies and taught various levels of Spanish at Boston University, UMass Lowell, Simmons College and UMass Boston. For the past three years, Leisa has taught high school Spanish in Boston Public Schools, where she has faced the many thrills, challenges, and rewards of teaching in an urban classroom. Throughout her career, she has focused on making language learning relevant to students by fostering oral communication and the use of art and authentic resources. Outside of teaching, Leisa enjoys cooking, painting abstracts, reading 19th century fiction, and visiting museums. Leisa is very excited to be a part of the vibrant community at Meridian.