Spanish Department

La Casa Hispánica


La Casa Hispánica hosts many cultural activities during the academic year, including weekly informal "cafecitos" with the language scholars, movie nights, poetry readings, potluck dinners for students and department faculty, dance performances, and concerts. These activities provide an opportunity for students across the college to enjoy many aspects of Hispanic culture as they practice their Spanish language skills in an informal setting.

In addition, La Casa is a residence hall for two department language scholars (graduate students from Spain and Argentina), an HA, and 16 Reed students, who wish to consolidate their language skills and further explore Hispanic culture. More information on La Casa

Language Scholars

Essential members of the Spanish department, our two language scholars (one from Argentina and one from Spain) live with students in the Casa hispánica and provide cultural expertise in planning activities. In addition, the Language scholars lead weekly "conversation groups" for students enrolled in the first- and second-year language classes and are available for consultation for all students.


Camila Medail Email
¡Hola! My name is Camila and I am a Spanish Language Scholar from Argentina. I studied Latin American literature in Buenos Aires. This is my second year at Reed. I love teaching my language, and I am excited to share my culture with you! You are welcome to get in touch with me anytime. ¡Nos vemos!



Brenda Pimentel Email
¡Buenas! My name is Brenda and I'm the Spanish Language Scholar from Barcelona. I studied Spanish Language and Literature in Spain, and now I want you to learn as much as you can about it! I love meeting new people and getting to know them, so be free to send me an email and ask me anything!