Joan Clifford, PhD, is Assistant Professor of the Practice in Spanish in the Department of Romance Studies and serves two roles within Service-Learning at Duke as Faculty Consultant and Director of Community-Based Language Initiatives. Joan works extensively in service-learning and won the Betsy Alden Outstanding Faculty Service-Learning Award in 2012. She is well connected with the local Latino/a/x communities and has designed several courses that are cross-listed with the Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South and DGHI. For the past 2 semesters, the "Health, Culture, and the Laitnx Community" course has partnered with Partnership for a Healthy Durham on the Sugar Smart Durham campaign. Joan has advised many Spanish students interested in independent studies tied to health issues within Latino/a/x communities. Her experiences abroad include directing the Duke in Mexico, Duke in Alicante, Spain, and Duke in Chile programs. She also has woked with DukeEngage programs in Miami, Ecuador, Argentina, and Tucson. Joan is committed to increasing interdisciplinary connections between Romance Studies and DGHI.