Where are they Wednesdays:
Stories of UNCW Spanish Alumni


Dustin Crump, Spanish BA with teaching licensure, Class of 2012

Why did you study Spanish?

During my time at UNC Wilmington, a situation occurred where a Spanish-speaking person needed my help. I was able to help this person because of the required language courses that I took during my basic studies. This experience led me to realize that being proficient in 2 languages made me capable of helping *twice* as many people in the world. Therefore, I decided to study Spanish/Education, a degree that would allow me to use/teach another language to help others while also assisting youth in learning to empathize with (and learn about) Latinx communities in the USA and rest of the world.

How do you use Spanish now?

I’ve taught Middle/High School level Spanish at several different schools in the Cape Fear area but currently, I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator at a private high school in Wilmington. Here, I serve as a mentor and advocate of Latinx students. This year, I will also be completing a M.S. degree in Instructional Technology online via UNCW to pursue a career as a bilingual Instructional Designer. I see technology as another level of helping others by making education equitable for everyone.