Dr. Rey Romero obtained B.A. degrees in French, Spanish, and Linguistics from Rice University. He earned a Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from Georgetown University. He has worked as an instructor of Spanish at Georgetown University, as a Lecturer of Spanish Linguistics at the University of Texas Pan-American, as a Visiting Assistant of Spanish Linguistics at Texas A&M University, and as a Visiting Instructor of Translation at the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Houston. He is Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics at the University of Houston-Downtown, where he directs the Professional Translation minor and teaches courses on Legal Spanish, Medical Spanish, Translation, and Linguistics. His areas of research focus on heritage and contact languages and teaching languages for specific purposes.