Welcome to Brown College! We are excited to have you join us, and we look forward to working with you over the next four years. José and I have been at Rice for almost 20 years. During that time, we have taught courses, been advisors to the major, written articles and books, directed undergraduate theses and doctoral dissertations, and been masters at Baker and Duncan Colleges, though this will be our first year as masters at Brown. We are both associate professors in the Department of English. I am also the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. And José is the incoming Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, as well as Director of the Latin American Studies Major. We’ve also raised two sons, Benito and Jesse. Benito will be matriculating alongside you at Rice this year. We’re excited for him and what this means for our family. Jesse is a rising sophomore at Lamar High School, which is not far from Rice. He’s an avid soccer player. He plays for his school and for the Houston Express Soccer Club. He plays “attacking mid,” so that should tell you something. I’m originally from Pueblo, Colorado, but grew up in California. Most of my family currently resides in the Bay Area. We go out there as much as we can. José was born and raised here in Houston. His parents and siblings are frequent visitors to campus, especially around holidays. This is our first year at Brown. We’re a little nervous, but mostly eager and ready for a new chapter in our lives. So enjoy your summer and we’ll see you soon.
Krista & José