Michael Woods is an Instructor of Spanish and a Certified Healthcare Interpreter™ (CCHI). He holds a Master of Arts in Contemporary Hispanic/Latino Studies from Oregon State University and completed doctoral coursework in Hispanic linguistics at the University of New Mexico. He is interested in the sociology of language, language attitudes/ideologies, language maintenance and loss, language acquisition, and bilingualism & belonging. He has taught college-level courses for more than 15 years and has freelanced as a healthcare interpreter since 2017. He also recently completed a Professional Certificate in Translation & Interpretation. Prior to teaching and interpreting, he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras from 2005 to 2007, which laid the groundwork for his career in language instruction and language access.