Andrea Pauw is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the University of Virginia where she recently passed her comprehensive exams and is now, happily, ABD. Andrea is grateful for generous support from UVa’s GSASC and Spanish department to conduct research in Madrid and Valencia. She continued her study of Arabic with the online Qasid program while investigating Aljamiado (Spanish transliterated with the Arabic alphabet) manuscripts during the summer of 2018. She enjoyed teaching Spanish Texts and Interpretation during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. Andrea received her B.A. in Hispanic studies from Davidson College and her M.A. in Spanish from the College of Arts and Sciences at U.Va.