Mrs. Albornoz has taught Spanish at various levels, including at: Mount St. Joseph High School, Loyola High School, Friends School, St. Mark's Elementary School, St. Charles Borromeo Elementary School, and Father Kolbe Elementary School – all in the Baltimore area. She has also been active in providing individual tutoring to students, and has taught adult education courses at the Berlitz School of Language. Through her new methods of teaching Spanish, Mrs. Albornoz's students not only learn a new language, they learn to understand and appreciate Latin culture. Teaching Spanish is her gift and her vocation. Her book, Mi Segunda Lengua el español, is unique, simple, fun, interesting, informative, and full of surprises.
Colombian by birth, Mrs. Albornoz came to the United States in 1960 with her husband, Dr. Jose M. Albornoz. She became an American citizen in 1975. She has 4 children and 14 grandchildren. Mrs Albornoz is a prominent figure in the Hispanic community of Baltimore, Maryland. In 1998, she was inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame by the Baltimore City Commission for Women.