Campus Box 1077
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Ms. Braxs, native of Argentina, holds a ‘Licenciatura in Modern Letters’ from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina, and a Masters and ABD in Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis. She has taught at University of Missouri St. Louis and Webster University in St. Louis; and since 1997 as a full time Senior Spanish Lecturer at WU. Throughout the years, Ms. Braxs has given lectures and presentations on Spanish Language, Hispanic culture and Latin American literature. She has also developed new courses for WU: Sp 331 Hispanic Art for the Romance Languages Department, and S81-5410-01 Spanish for Social Work Professionals for the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. Ms. Braxs regularly teaches Advanced Oral Communication in Spanish I & II, Advanced Grammar & Composition I & II, Spanish for Health Care Providers II, and Sp 401 Advanced Spanish Translation for Ph.Ds Candidates in Arts & Sciences.
Ms Braxs is in charge of WU Department of Romance Languages & Literatures’ Outreach Programs. In that capacity, she has created, mentors and coordinates the Latino Youth Tutoring/Mentoring Programs for Students of Spanish serving underprivileged Hispanic youth in south St Louis. For more information click here. From 2004 to 2007 she worked as the Washington University Director of the Summer Language Institute in Madrid, Spain.
Ms. Braxs has been and still is actively involved with different non-profit organizations in St. Louis. From 1996 to 2003, she hosted the bilingual radio programs Hispanic Culture and the Hispanic Arts Calendar on KDHX FM88.1 St. Louis Community Radio. As Vice-President of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis. she sponsors art exhibitions, lectures, concerts and festivals. She is co-founder and Board Member of Upstream Theater, a professional theater company, dedicated to staging international works. She is also a Review Panelist for the Regional Arts Commission in St. Louis.