Kenya Sanchez


While most students stop after learning one language, NE student Kenya Sanchez says one language isn’t enough.

“I need one more language to be a polyglot,” she said. “That’s a multilingual person.”

Sanchez, 33, is currently enrolled in French and Spanish classes on NE Campus and plans to learn Portuguese, Arabic and/or Chinese.

“After TCC, I intend to go to UTA to major in teaching or translating,” she said.

Sanchez said she came to TCC to do something different and explore her options. The Detroit native, a mother of two, has worked on an assembly line for General Motors building cars for 10 years.

“TCC gives me a life,” she said. “Here, I meet new people. Usually, it’s just work and sleep.”

Sanchez used to work the “graveyard shift” 5 p.m.-4 a.m. Recently, she was promoted and currently works the day shift 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

“With my hours now, I can take more classes and learn more,” she said.

Sanchez said she can’t wait to spend more time with her children.

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