Alejandra Rivas-Mintz is a native speaking Spanish Teacher from Caracas Venezuela. She has a Masters Degree in Education and is certified in
teaching AP Spanish. Alejandra has presented at various conferences, including the annual New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) conference, Modern Language Association of Philadelphia & Vicinity (MLAPV) conference and Philadelphia Association of Spanish Educators (PASE) conference. She was a panelist at the AP With WE Conference in Houston (2018) and attended the WE First Teacher Summit at Microsoft's headquarters in Seattle (2019). She was awarded "Spanish Teacher of the Year" by PASE for the 2014-2015 academic year. Along with teaching Spanish, Alejandra runs the Spanish for Heritage Speakers program at Cherry Hill HS West. This program reinforces the development of oral, reading and written skills with an emphasis on Hispanic culture, requiring the students to analyze literary and cultural topics, current events and personal experiences. "Arepas for Breakfast" is Alejandra's first book.