Laura Arguea holds Masters degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of Southern Mississippi. Her educational background, which includes graduate courses taken in Spain and Mexico, shaped her broad perspective to language teaching. As director of the former UWF Foreign Language Lab, Arguea played a key role in the facilitation of multilingual software on campus, besides creating and maintaining the lab web site. She is the founder and coordinator of "Mi Barrio", a university-wide event that immerses participants into a Spanish language and culture experience. Arguea is past-President of the Northwest Florida Foreign Language Association (NWFFLA). She served as a board member in foreign languages organizations at the state level. Arguea currently teaches lower and upper-level courses in Spanish language, culture and civilization, and she advises students in the Spanish Minor program.