Karla Arzuza

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Karla Arzuza

Academic Advisor (for last names L-Z)
Pronouns: She/Her
"If you can't fly, then run,
If you can't run, then walk,
If you can't walk, then crawl,
But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." - Martin Luther King Jr.

About Me

I am from Colombia! I moved to Florida 17 years ago and just very recently to Colorado. I completed my Bachelors in Foreign Languages Teaching in my hometown. For the past 16 years I have been teaching Spanish and working with ESOL students. When I am not working, I enjoy traveling, watching TV, reading, and spending time with my family and dog. I am looking forward to supporting my students through their college journey while building strong connections that hopefully will last beyond UCCS.

Fun Facts

  • I love roller coasters.
  • I speak Spanish, some French, and can actually read Hebrew.
  • I drink more than two cups of coffee a day.
  • I love Zumba and anything that involves dancing.


  • Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Assessment, University of West Florida
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership, American College of Education
  • Master of Education in Educational Theory and Practice, Arkansas State University