Victoria Arbizu-Sabater has taught at schools and universities in Europe and America for over 30 years. She earned her Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics at the University of Seville, Spain, and one of her M.As in Spanish Literature from Rice University where she also served as a Senior Lecturer in Spanish for almost eleven years. She is a former president and current member of La Casa de España in Houston, where she has enthusiastically worked to introduce and educate the Houston metro area on the cultures of her native Spain. She is currently an independent researcher on the history of the Spanish Language of the early Anglophones in Texas. She is also preparing a historical edition of the Secret Prison Diary of Stephen F. Austin, which was written mostly in Spanish.