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Dr. Dietrich has been teaching Portuguese since 2011, most recently at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She began her journey with Portuguese while traveling and teaching English in Brazil. Dr. Dietrich holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University, with a specialization in Brazilian cultural studies, and conducts research on representations of race, gender, and class in Brazilian popular music, literature, and media. Her teaching focuses on developing cultural competency alongside linguistic fluency with the goal of preparing students for future intercultural experiences.