Mery Soto-Harner Senior Adjunct Professor of Spanish

Goethean Hall 204


Mery Soto-Herner is a native Spanish speaker born in Peru. She received her MBA and BA in Spanish from Millersville University. She also obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from San Marcos University, Lima-Peru. She is pursuing a Ph.D. program in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Temple University.

She self-published a memoir, "Dolores sin Olores," which describes her life as a young woman from the highlands, learning to face fears, poverty, and violence while living with the disability of lacking a sense of smell. She is creating a Spanish textbook for healthcare professionals and writing her second book, "El Miedo de Maya," about a young girl's courageous fight to embrace living with anxiety.

She has a great passion for storytelling. Her research project is to explore the oral traditions among the indigenous Quechua-speaking people of Peru to unearth the stories her parents told her and record them for posterity. 

She speaks Quechua, Spanish, English, and French.