Rena Calanca teaches Spanish to English Translation I for the Translation and Translation & Interpretation certificate programs. Rena embraces diversity and loves encouraging others to maximize their talents and skills, especially in the area of language. She is bilingual and multicultural, having spent her life studying, raising a family, and working between Libertyville, Illinois, and Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. Rena has extensive Spanish- and English-teaching experience at the high school and college levels, and has seen numerous of her students go on to work for international companies, travel the globe, and even become teachers themselves, using their language knowledge to serve others. In 2013, Rena entered the Translation and Interpretation programas a student, and is delighted to join our team of instructors. She currently resides in Altixco, Puebla, and enjoys spending time with her granddaughters, traveling with her family, and staying active on a journey of wellness.