Latino/a Faculty and Staff Bios: Ingrid Granados-Thomas - Latino Recruitment and Retention Committee (LRRC)

Ingrid Granados-Thomas
Instructional Assistant
English Learning Center
igranados-thomas@ohlone.edu

I was born in the capital of El Salvador. I moved to the United States with my family in the early 1980s. I spent my first six years of school in bilingual education working on learning English.

I was not sure what I would do in college or if I wanted to go. I enrolled at Chabot College as an accounting major. I started to work at the Tutoring Center as a Spanish, French, and English tutor.

After one semester at the Tutoring Center I began to rethink my major. Still unsure as to what to do, I completed my A.A. in accounting, and thought I would stop there and look for work. However, after graduation I decided to stay in school, and in the process I changed my major twice.

In the end I found that I really enjoyed teaching, English, and Literature. Although it surprised everyone who had watch me struggle with English (especially pronunciation), I went on to complete a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in English.

I came to Ohlone College a few years ago, and currently work in the English Learning Center. While at Ohlone I went back to school and completed a Reading Certificate.

I enjoy reading, salsa, cumbias, and spending time with my family. In my spare time I am learning to cook pupusas.  I love languages, and would like to learn another language.