Ana Gonzalez Warrick
School of Prof and Extd Studies
Ph.D. in Strategic Communications, M.S. in Education, B.S. in Communications
Ana González Warrick is a native of Havana, Cuba. She has lived in four different countries and traveled extensively, fostering a life-long interest in intercultural communications. She began her professional career as an on-air broadcast journalist, hosting APR’s MonitoRadio broadcasts to Latin America. She was an on-air host, news writer, and reporter for the NPR affiliate in New York City, specializing in feature stories on New Yorkers who bridged cultural and racial barriers to help those in need. She was a freelance journalist, TV news writer and producer in New York and a freelance anchor for ESPN’s Latin American broadcasts. Hoping to make more of a difference in the lives of others, she obtained an MS in education and began teaching at-risk pregnant teens in California. She became interested in the plight of Mexican migrant workers and focused much of her initial college teaching experience on helping ELL students hone language and critical thinking skills to overcome cultural barriers. In her 20 years of teaching experience, in addition to teaching at the college level, she has taught every grade in elementary, middle school and high school. She is fluent in English, Spanish and French and has studied German and Italian. She has held teaching licenses in three states and has taught communication, education and humanities courses at several colleges and universities in the US and Spain. Her Ph.D. from the University of Málaga, Spain, focuses on the cultural adaptation of Spanish professionals in the US.