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Meet Alma Ixchel Flores-Perez, #Stanford19

Stanford student examines bilingual behavior of children at Texas preschool

Meet Alma Ixchel Flores-Perez, 2018–19 Hume Humanities Honors Fellow at the Center who majored in Linguistics and Iberian & Latin American cultures.


As the daughter of two Mexican immigrants, Stanford senior Alma Flores-Perez grew up fascinated with languages and bilingualism in her hometown of Austin, Texas, where many locals, including herself, are raised speaking two languages: Spanish and English. That lifelong interest sparked her to research how other young bilingual children form their identities and distinguish between their two languages. Read More