Carmen Villalobos is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Puerto Rico, a master's degree in educational administration with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from Fayetteville State University, and a graduate certificate in Spanish from Appalachian State University. Mrs. Villalobos is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/World Languages. She currently works as the K-12 World Language Curriculum Specialist for Cumberland County. As a language specialist, Mrs. Villalobos facilitates, assesses, and monitors the curriculum to effectively meet the needs of students and teachers. She has been working in education as a teacher and curriculum specialist for 32 years. Mrs. Villalobos believes that language learning provides meaningful opportunities for students to become members of a global village which values diversity and promotes cultural understanding. She was the mentor teacher to Wael Ahmed from Hurghada, Egypt (2016-2017), Passant Aly from Cairo, Egypt (2017-2018), and Mohammed Etify from El-Ghanayem, Egypt (2018-2019). She is currently the mentor teacher to Azza Ghazaly from Nag Hammadi, Egypt.