Dayci Chivukula (Arts Institute of Middlesex County)

Participating in forum 14-03

Bio: Lucrecia Dayci Chivukula is a retired Adjunct Professor with 38 years of experience teaching Spanish at Rutgers University. The focus of her career was in the fields of Language Acquisition and making global cultural connections with food, art, music, and celebrations. She also taught for 14 years at St. Peter’s High School, where she served as an event coordinator for the school art gallery openings. She also taught Spanish using culture as the core of her lessons at Thomas Grover Middle School in the West Windsor-Plainsboro School District for 20 years. At both schools, Ms. Chivukula moderated globally-inspired dance clubs. From 2000 to 2002, She was a consultant for the Master Teacher Language project at ETS; she Methodology of Second Language Acquisition at Rutgers University Language Institute for 3 Summer courses. She has experienced the richness of different countries and gained a global perspective by living in Cuba, Spain, and India, and by visiting other countries like China, Thailand, Austria, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Mexico, Venezuela, and St. Maarten.

A former Hispanic community outreach contact for Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, she is presently an Operations Manager for the Law Offices of Suraj Chivukula, LLC, and a Consultant for Middlesex County’s Share Your Foodways project.