Our Team

Elise Kratzer

Founder and emeritus editor-in-chief

Elise Kratzer founded Babbel Literature in order to share her love for the Spanish language and culture. She hopes to make Spanish literature more accessible for English-speakers through crowd-sourced translation.

Alicia Shao


Alicia Shao was elevated to editor-in-chief in 2019.  Her studies of Spanish and French as well as her travels to various Spanish speaking and francophone countries have cultivated her love for languages. She is currently working to add French to the repertoire of the Babbel Literature website and plans to focus on post-colonial history as well as cultural and linguistic identity.