Ingrid Norrmann-Vigil was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has lived in Los Angeles since 2006, when she started attending UCLA. She received her B.A. in Linguistics and French with a minor in Spanish Linguistics in 2008, and her M.A. in Spanish in 2010 also from UCLA. She just completed her PhD from the Department of Applied Linguistics at UCLA, focusing on discourse and conversation analysis, and medical communication.
She focuses on student centered learning and facilitates the course so they are actively involved and in charge of their own learning. One way to accomplish this in language courses is to have students participate in weekly cultural activities of their choice and have them submit videos sharing these events with the rest of the class.