Dana M. Pilla (@dpilla) is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish at Rutgers University Camden. She is the Co-director and creator of the Spanish for the Health Professions Certificate Program, and works in collaboration with the School of Nursing under a DOE International Education grant. Dana has developed and implemented several online courses for the department of World Languages over the past several years, including Elementary Spanish 1 and 2, and currently Spanish for the Health Professions 1, 2 and 3. She has also created community internship opportunities for students in Spanish, and is an Engaged Civic Learning Faculty fellow, having created a service learning course in which students interact with speakers of Spanish in the local community. A frequent state, regional and national presenter on topics relating to technology, proficiency and assessment in the World Language classroom, Dana values providing professional development for public school teachers across the country. A former public school teacher, Dana has taught elementary, middle and high school Spanish for over 18 years of her career. She has participated in a multiyear FLAP grant, helping in the creation of model assessments and rubrics (found under CAPS on flenj.org) and has been part of the NJ DOE model curriculum writing team under the state supervisor of World Languages. In 2015 Dana was named the Foreign Educators of New Jersey World Language teacher of the year. Her interests include proficiency based language instruction for healthcare workers, and medical translation & interpretation. Dana resides in Cherry Hill with her family.