We're thrilled to have Dr. Bridget Yaden join us as our Keynote Speaker for 2020! She is the 2020 ACTFL president. She is dedicated to issues of access and equity in order to advance the study of all world languages in the U.S. She has worked at Pacific Lutheran University since 1996, serving as a Professor of Hispanic Studies, Director of the Language Resource Center, and former Chair of Languages and Literatures. She teaches Spanish language and linguistics as well as World Language and ELL theories and methods courses. Bridget is proud to have mentored dozens of teachers of less commonly taught languages on their path to full teacher certification in Washington State. Bridget served as the Pacific Northwest Council for Languages (PNCFL) representative on the ACTFL board from 2010-2013 and served as ACTFL Treasurer in 2013 and as Convention Chair in both 2011 and 2012. Since her initial board term ended, she has also served on ACTFL’s Finance & Audit and Professional Learning Committees.