Villalobos shared her perspective with students on many different topics such as the importance of cultural learning, the advantages of speaking a second language and how both these aspects affect identity. Students were absorbed while hearing about Villalobos’ body of work, and Villalobos was excited by the language proficiency of students at Layton and Farmington High School.
“I am very impressed that you know the word obviamente” remarked Villalobos after being questioned by a student at Farmington High School. She went on to explain why speaking a second language is important and that travel is one of the best ways to expand horizons.
“Ligiah Villalobos established a great connection with students,” says Esquivias. “Having her visit the schools was a fantastic opportunity for all.”