Here is a quote from the nominating student:  "Professor Santibenz, or Coquis, is an outstanding member of faculty. Not only is she passionate about the subject she teaches, she is invested in the growth and development of students. She does more than just encourage you to do your best, she makes you do your best, all while caring deeply about your wellbeing and interests. It's all tough love with Coquis, but my Spanish fluency is due to her ability to push students to be the best they can, while helping them broaden their minds, solidify their morals, and raise their confidence as Spanish speakers, and citizens of society. She truly cares about your progress, but knows you can always do better."