College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

World Languages and Cultures

Lucas Bugarín, SLHC 2022

Lucas Bugarin holding Mexican flag at CSUMB graduation ceremony


Since graduating from the Spanish major, I returned almost immediately to CSUMB to start my graduate studies for my MA in Education and Single Subject Credential in Spanish. I am currently conducting my student teaching at Salinas High School where I co-teach Spanish II and AP Spanish Language & Culture. My training in undergrad took me out of my comfort zone by taking risks in critical thinking and by embracing individuality. I felt constantly supported throughout the program which taught me the importance of embracing my inner pochismo. Moving forward, I aspire for my own students to reflect on what makes them who they are and I am thankful that I got to have that experience for myself through the program.