Karen Aruri-Carnes is an instructor of French and Spanish. She studied at Middlebury College, where she earned an M.A. in French Literature and Languages and a B.A. in Spanish. She has presented units which focus on Paris's monuments and museums at conferences of the Massachusetts Association of Foreign Languages. She has traveled abroad multiple times with students and coordinated exchange programs at the secondary level. Currently, in addition to her university-level work, Ms. Carnes continues to develop and teach curriculum in French, Spanish and Arabic for children, pre-kindergarten through grade 2.