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Laura TuréganoSpecial Projects Officer

Ms. Turégano has taken the new role of Special Projects Officer as of August 2023. Ms. Turégano was KJCC Associate Director between 2004 and 2023 (with several stints as Acting Director -Fall 2007, Fall 2011, Academic Year 2018 and 2020).

Ms. Turégano has thirty years of experience in philanthropy and public affairs, with expertise in the arts, culture and international relations. Prior to joining NYU, Ms. Turégano worked both in the private and public sectors. At the New York-based private consulting firm Changing Our World. Inc, Ms. Turégano assisted Fortune 500 companies, developing, coordinating, implementing and assessing their philanthropic giving initiatives. Additionally, she spent three years working for the European Commission as an expert in cultural cooperation and economic development, based in Brussels, Belgium, and Amman, Jordan. Laura also worked in Madrid, Spain, as a consultant for the Media Business School, a nonprofit organization funded by the European Commission to promote the film and television industries in Europe.

She received a Master in Arts Administration and Nonprofit Management from New York University (NYU) and a Masters in European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. She received prestigious fellowships from Barcelona-based La Caixa Bank and from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to pursue her graduate studies. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Economics from ICADE University in Madrid. She was part of the first promotion of IESE Business School Program in Leadership Development New York-Miami (PLD 2013).

A native of Madrid, Laura is fluent in Spanish and English, and proficient in French. She was the editor of Latin Lover Food & Travel Magazine’ Spain issue (April 2013). laura.turegano@nyu.edu