Alana DeLoge first traveled to Cochabamba, Bolivia in 2002. She has been a student, teacher, advocate, and enthusiast of Quechua ever since. She is currently the Quechua instructor at the University of Pittsburgh as well as the faculty director of Pitt in Bolivia, a summer study abroad program. She loves sharing Quechua language and culture with her students. In addition to her teaching roles, Alana is also pursuing a PhD in linguistics, having already completed an MA in anthropology and an MPH in public health. Her research focuses on how indigenous language is used in healthcare contexts in Bolivia.