Born in Fortaleza, Brazil, Ana Paula Carvalho studied Portuguese and Spanish Languages and Literatures at the Universidade Estadual do Ceará, where she received her BA. She earned her MA in Applied Linguistics from the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh. She currently teaches Portuguese language and works as the Portuguese Language Coordinator and Portuguese Minor advisor.
Most recently, Ana Paula taught an interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar in order to prepare students to conduct a pilot field research project in Brazil, and led the students on this six week field trip to Brazil. Her areas of interest are: Portuguese Language, teaching methodology and techniques, second and third language teaching acquisition.