Fabiola Marolda – Head Instructor
Born in Querétaro, México, Fabiola Marolda came to the United States in 2002. Since her early youth, she has always been intrigued by and passionate about interacting with people from different countries and cultures.
While in México and pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Tourist Business Administration, Fabiola belonged to an international student association (AIESEC), where she had the opportunity to interact with people from Belgium, Germany, the United States, Canada, Italy, and Denmark, among many others. This interaction inspired her to become a trainee in Toronto, Canada.
In 1999, Fabiola had the opportunity to teach Spanish at the University of Maribor, Slovenia. Since then, her passion for teaching Spanish has grown more and more with every student she meets on this beautiful journey.
Since 2012, Fabiola has obtained a master’s degree in Spanish Language and Culture from Salamanca University in Salamanca, Spain – and has taught at the Instituto Cervantes, Saint Xavier University, Dominican University, and Loyola University. A patient, hardworking, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic Spanish professor, she teaches beginner, intermediate, and advanced Spanish conversation to students and business professionals of various nationalities, ages, and levels. Fabiola is proud of her 19+ years of teaching experience and enjoys learning from all of her students.
Having visited 20 countries around the globe, Fabiola is equipped with a different and practical view regarding the process of learning a language. “Motivation is the key to defeat your challenges,” she says.
Lourdes Rodríguez – Instructor
Lourdes Rodríguez Mandujano was born in Santiago de Querétaro where she got her degree in Modern Language in Spanish from the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro.
Since 2000, she has been teaching Spanish as a second language. Her students have been from many different locations. Lourdes has also taught Literature and Reading and Writing for Spanish native speaking students in a public High School and University. She also taught French and English, but enjoys teaching Spanish the most. Lourdes has also worked as an instructor of the Communication Diploma offered by Universidad Contemporánea and in the International Programs as a Spanish Language instructor.
Centro Intercultural de Querétaro was her home base for over 10 years. Interamerican University Studies Institute was her summer work for 5 years during this time. After 8 and a half years, Lourdes became the Language, culture and host families coordinator at Peace Corps México.
Lately, she has been working as a style corrector for a union magazine and as a language instructor in the Spanish Foreign Language program at the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro.
Since June 2022, Lulú has been part of the Spanish Acueducto team and she’s loving it! She is enjoying this new experience and she is looking forward to teaching as many classes as possible. Without hesitation, her students applaud her hard work and knowledge.
In her free time, Lulú enjoys buying old photographs, mostly from the beginning of the 20th Century. She also collects artistic boxes.
Veronica Mares – Instructor
Veronica Mares Silva is a native from Valle de Santiago, Guanajuato. She obtained a Spanish Bachelor’s degree from the Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico (UAQ) in 1997. She received her Master’s degree in Spanish language and culture, in 2020. Veronica has extensive experience teaching different courses. She was the coordinator of the Modern Language Faculty (Facultad de Lenguas y Letras de la UAQ) from 2013 – 2020. She has more than 25 years of professional teaching experience in a variety of different topics and levels.
Vero joined the Spanish Acueducto team in June 2022. Her students praise her as a very experienced, patient and charismatic instructor.
La profesora Vero, loves to cook and teach Mexican cuisine as well.