Victoria Arbizu-Sabater is a Senior Lecturer of Spanish at Rice University. In her 30 years of teaching Spanish, she has taught at schools and universities in Europe and America. She received her B.A. in Elementary Education with a Minor in English for Secondary School and later her M.A. in Spanish Linguistics, both from the University of Seville, Spain. She also obtained an M.A. in Spanish in 1999 from Rice University. She is currently working on her doctorate dissertation at the University of Seville, on the Spanish language competence of Stephen. F. Austin. 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. Her latest professional recognition at Rice was the Outstanding Faculty Associate at Wiess College awarded in 2016.