Aidalí earned her first degree in Biology and began her graduate studies in Microbiology in her native Puerto Rico.  However, her true loves were, and still are, literature and comics. That is why she began her graduate career on Hispanic Studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus.  She wrote a dissertation titled La reencarnación de los dioses: Mitopoesis en la narrativa de Horacio Quiroga y Adolfo Bioy Casares.  She is currently finishing her PhD studies at the University of Connecticut.  Her dissertation focuses on contemporary Chilean literature, graphic novels, film and art; and how memories of the dictatorship have shifted in the last decade.  She is also interested in humor, fantasy, sci-fi, video games and history.

In her classroom, Aidalí enjoys working to enhance language learning through connections with games and culture while building up 21st century skills and the student’s awareness of their community.