Citlalli del Carpio, originally from Mexico City, has taught Spanish language at Stanford since 2005 and specializes in Mexican culture. Since 2016, she has taught a self-designed Spanish Cardinal Course in which includes such topics as stereotypes in Latino soap operas, poetry in the Spanish culture, and how Spanish speaking immigrates transfer their culture in the world. She began teaching at the Institute in 2011, and has also taught at UC Santa Cruz, San José State University, and Arizona State University, where she earned an M.A. in Spanish language and culture. She was the Spanish editor at Yahoo.com, and has published articles on Latino film and culture in La Opinión and other Spanish language newspapers in the United States. Citlalli is an active member of The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and a board member of The Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC).