Jose Manuel Martinez Castro was born in Galicia, in the northwest of Spain. He has a passion for languages. He has lived in different countries and met people from every culture. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpretation from the University of Vigo, Spain. He has a Master’s degree in Teaching Foreign Languages from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, A Coruña, Spain. In addition to knowing his own language, he is also fluent in French, Portuguese, and English. He has worked as a translator, interpreter, and a Spanish language instructor for 6 years before moving to Atlanta. His career as a Spanish teacher started in 2011 in Corsica, France, where he taught general Spanish and Spanish for Specific purposes courses for the Public French Education System. He has been teaching Spanish and serving as coordinator of language programs for the Latin American Association since 2014. He taught a wide range of Spanish courses, from group and private to career-focused Spanish courses, including Business Spanish and Medical Spanish. More recently he taught a course on Epidemiological concepts in Spanish for the CDC employees. His interests include psychology and sociology. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and visiting museums.