image from Laura Turégano, Associate Director

Laura Turégano, Associate Director

She has been the Associate Director of the Center for the past fifteen years. In Fall 2007, Ms. Turégano took on the role of Acting Director of the Center between the end of the previous Director’s term of office and the start of that of the existing Director. In Fall 2011, and in Academic Year 2018, Ms. Turégano was appointed again Acting Director. Ms. Turégano has twenty three years of experience in philanthropy and public affairs, with expertise in the arts, culture and international relations.

more »
image from Luis Alfonso Pérez, Administrative Assistant

Luis Alfonso Pérez, Administrative Assistant

Luis Alfonso Pérez has worked several years in the multimedia industry both as an administrator and freelance artist. His work has won various awards in several art shows on the east coast. A Bronx native of Colombian descent he is fluent in English and Spanish. Luis received a BA in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Since January 2006 Luis has been Administrative Assistant at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

more »
image from Ángel Antonio Ruiz Laboy, Graduate Assistant

Ángel Antonio Ruiz Laboy, Graduate Assistant

Graduated from the University of Puerto Rico (Comparative Literature) and NYU (Creative Writing). Author of several poetry collections. Former Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Publishing House and Erizo Editorial. He has received the National Poetry Award of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture (2012), the New Voices Award of the Festival de la Palabra (2012), the first place at the International House of Poets Competition (2013) and the first place at the National Poetry Competition of El Nuevo Día (2015).

more »
image from Santiago Barcaza S., Graduate Assistant

Santiago Barcaza S., Graduate Assistant

Graduated from the University of Chile (Engineering Sciences) and NYU (Fine Arts), Santiago Barcaza, is civil engineer, writer and musician. He is the recipient of scholarships from the Neruda Foundation in 1996, from the National Library of Chile in 1998, from New York University in 2017 and Tinker Fundation in 2018. His poetic and musical works have won several awards. Among them are the prizes Eusebio Lillo (1996); Pablo Neruda de Valdivia (1997); Alerce (1999); Literarte (2004), a poetry and photography prize created by Artespacio Gallery (2004); Luis Advis (2008); and Vicente Bianchi (2015).

more »