Jessica Jacob is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico but has also spent a significant amount of time in California and Oregon. She received her B.A. in Spanish with a minor in French from Southern Oregon University in 2008, and her M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics from The University of Alabama. Her primary interests are in Second Language Development and Pedagogy. Some of her research includes analyzing the correlation between second language input and phonology, as well as the association between mimicry skills and pronunciation skills. Mrs. Jacob adheres to a Communicative Language Teaching approach that emphasizes student interaction and incorporates authenticity in the teaching of Spanish Language and Culture.