Nuria Ibarrechevea Hoff is a Spanish lecturer in the Department of Foreign Languages. She received the degree Licenciada en Ciencias Sociales y de la Información from the Universidad del País Vasco, Spain, and the A.A.S. degree in TV production from Milwaukee Area Technical College. In Spain she worked as a journalist and her articles appeared in a variety of newspapers and news magazines. While in Milwaukee she worked at channels 10 and 36 and completed an internship with Viacom Inc. At UW-Eau Claire she has taught courses since 1991, including Beginning Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Advanced Conversation and Latinos in the United States. She also has worked for nine years at the Concordia Language Villages and served as a consultant for Ameritech and Lifetouch. Her most recent publication is Somos así: ¡Ya! - Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises (EMC/Paradigm Publishing).