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language educator

Nereyda Garza-Lozano, Mexican language educator. Grantee Mexican American Studies, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1999, Fulbright, Chile, 2000, Spanish Embassy Women's Literature Seminar, Alcala de Henare, Spain; McNair scholar, California State University Fresno, 1997.


Garza-Lozano, Nereyda was born on June 20, 1961 in Matamoros, Mexico. Arrived in the United States, 1984. Daughter of Ignacio Garza and Ninfa Lozano.


Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in Social Science, Matamoros, 1980. Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, Fresno City College, 1994. Bachelor in Spanish, California State University, Fresno, 1995.

Master of Arts in Spanish, California State University, Fresno, 1997.


Elementary school teacher Miguel Hidalgo School, Ebano, Mexico, 1980—1984. Part-time Spanish instructor California State University, Fresno, California, 1997—1999. Full time Spanish instructor Fresno City College, since 1999.

Secretary Central Valley Foreign Language Association, Fresno, 2001—2002. Presenter in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Coordinator cultural activities Fresno City College, since 1999, coordinator Cinco de Mayo activities, 2001—2003. Coordinator Latin Film Festival Arte American, 2003. Member of Latino Faculty Association (vice president 2002-2003), California Language Teachers Association, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Hiking, camping, films, travel.


Children: Aideé Karina Lara-Garza, Lizabeth Viridiana Lara-Garza.

Ignacio Garza

Ninfa Lozano

Aideé Karina Lara-Garza Garza-Lozano

Lizabeth Viridiana Lara-Garza Garza-Lozano