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Jenna Leopold named a recipient of HSS DAELA Award

HSS-DAELA2013Jenna majored in Spanish and minored in Communications Disorders. She is a member of the Sigma Delta Pi (the National Hispanic Honors Society) and serves as a peer mentor for the Spanish major. Jenna has been a teacher’s assistant and substitute teacher in the Spanish immersion preschool classroom at the Spanish Workshop for Children in Princeton. She has volunteered as a translator for Spanish-speaking patients in a physician’s office in Lawrenceville, NJ and in a hospital in Plainfield, NJ. In addition, Jenna has taught English as a Second Language to native Spanish speakers at El Centro in Trenton. She is a on the executive board of Chabad at TCNJ and she is a Hebrew reading teacher at the Sunday school Union County Torah Center. Jenna’s research has focused on both the medieval Spanish spoken by the Sephardic Jews subsequent to their expulsion from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition in 1492 and the repression perpetrated by Francisco Franco’s dictatorial regime in Spain subsequent to the Spanish Civil War.