¡Hola! ¡Bienvenidos! My name is Kayleen Notchick and I am a first year Spanish Literature graduate student in the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese at The Pennsylvania State University. In May 2014, I graduated from Penn State with Bachelor degrees in Spanish and World Languages Education with a minor in International Studies. During my undergraduate career, I studied in Granada, Spain during the spring of 2013. This experience solidified my love for Spanish Literature and encouraged me to pursue a graduate degree in the field. I started my graduate studies at Penn State in August 2014 and currently am interested in Contemporary Spanish Poetry but I am also exploring many other research areas. I am originally from Dunmore, Pennsylvania (very close to Scranton) and in my spare time I enjoy visiting my family, traveling, and practicing yoga.