Cova Arroyo is a native Spanish-speaker from Asturias, Spain. She has always been fascinated by other cultures and thus decided to complete her Bachelor's Degree in English Studies at the University of Oviedo in northern Spain. Also interested in the process of language acquisition, Arroyo completed her Master's Degree in the Teaching of English as a Second Language, which led to the opportunity to teach her mother tongue at Gettysburg College. Currently, Arroyo is enrolled in a Gender and Diversity PhD program at her university in Spain. While in the United States, she has been conducting research on the connections between the teaching of Spanish and gender-neutral language.