Aymara Boggiano received a B.A. in French and a M.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures from The Ohio State University. Before coming to Rice, she taught at the University of North Texas where she was also coordinator for the 1st year program. Before that, at the University of Houston, she was Coordinator of the Division for TA Training at The Center for Teaching Excellence and Coordinator of the Spanish Language Program.
Between 2011Â â€“ 2014 Aymara was the CoÂPI and recipient of a generous four-year grant from United Engineering Foundation to produce â€śInvenciones de la Inventiva,â€ť the Spanish version of Dr. J. Lienhardâ€™s NPR series â€śEngines of our Ingenuity.â€ť
Her research interests include researchÂ-based learning, language pedagogy, curriculum and course design, second language and heritage language acquisition.