Cristina Ríos teaches at FSU’s Panama City Campus. 29 years of teaching experience in K-12 and Higher Education have given Ríos the teaching repertoire to work with pre-service teachers in the field. Her teaching experience is strong in the areas of elementary education, multicultural education, foreign language education, and TSL methodology. For the past 15 years, she has worked as a trilingual interpreter (English, French & Spanish) for Bay District Schools and her community. She attended Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. As part of her commitment to multicultural education and ESOL programs, she has trained more than 800 teachers for the school system in Panama City. In 2007, she received recognition from the Congress of the United States for her diversity work with Florida schools. As an educator, she has been awarded the Bay High School Teacher of the Year (1998-1999) and the Teaching Excellence Award for Florida State University (2003).