Elena Costello

Graduate Teaching Associate

Elena Costello is a doctoral student with an interdisciplinary field of study of heritage language learners as part of Latinx cultural studies and the role of heritage speakers in health care.

Before joining the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Costello managed La Clinica Latina, a free medical clinic for Spanish speaking people and worked as pediatric medical interpreter.

Costello is a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellow and Latino & Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER) Fellow.

Areas of Expertise
  • Spanish as a heritage language
  • Language and health care
  • Latin studies
  • B.A., Economics, The Ohio State University, 2007
  • B.A., Spanish, The Ohio State University, 2007
  • M.A., Spanish, The Ohio State University, 2016
  • Ph.D., Spanish, The Ohio State University, 2019

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