Dr. Pérez-Rivera has more than 20 years’ experience teaching Spanish language and literature to native and non-native speakers of the language. In addition to her experience she has taught classical Latin courses in high school, and specialized courses on occupational therapy at Barry University. She also worked as a reporter for The Catholic Voice newspaper. Her experience in higher education includes the University of Miami, Barry University, and Miami-Dade Community College. She also served in both college-prep schools and religious institutions such as Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, and St. John Vianney College Seminary. Additionally she has served as assistant-director of the Study Abroad Program in Salamanca, Spain, for many years, and was supervisor of writers of radio and TV programs for the Institute of Radio and Television in Cuba. Dr. Pérez-Rivera is an active member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and Círculo de Cultura Panamericano among other prestigious professional organizations. She worked as referee editor of the Hispanic Research Journal in the area of Latin-American studies for the University of London. She has frequently presented her research at academic conferences nationally and internationally. Her area of concentration is Twentieth Century Latin-American and Peninsular literature, especially Twentieth Century Cuban authors, but she also has extensive experience researching Medieval, Renaissance and Golden Age Literature of Spain. In the field of Latin-American Literature she has focused on the themes of inner exile, self-concealment and censorship.