Resident Director, Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Santo Domingo

Contact image

María graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) with a bachelor's degree in history. María also holds a master's degree in archives from the same university as well as from the Universidad de la Havana, Cuba. She holds a master's degree in Latin American studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Her professional career has included teaching history at the Instituto Technológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), the Universidad Iberoamericana (Unibe) and at the Centro Filosófico Pedro F. Boní. She was awarded the National History Award in 2009 for her book, Gavilleros, 1904-1916.

María has been the Resident Director for the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)-Santo Domingo program since 1998. She has been a consultant for the Ministry of Education in the Dominican Republic on several occasions, as well as for the Educational District 6 in New York, regarding the social studies curriculum. She has published a number of articles on Dominican history and the Dominican history curriculum. She has also published several books on Dominican history, as well as a series of social sciences text books for Dominican students.

Co-author of Cultural Detective Dominican Republic

Upcoming Webinars

  • How to Apply Storytelling to Intercultural Learning

    When:Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (PDT)Hosted By:Cultural Detective Online EventsJoin us in events to build cross-cultural respect, understanding and collaboration for innovation, equity, justice and sustainability in this world of ours! Thank you/gracias/どうもありがとう!Register for this event[…]

    Read more...
  • Prisoners of Our Prisms: Understanding Sources of Misunderstandings Across Cultures

    When:Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PDT)Hosted By:Cultural Detective Online EventsJoin us in events to build cross-cultural respect, understanding and collaboration for innovation, equity, justice and sustainability in this world of ours! Thank you/gracias/どうもありがとう!Register for this event[…]

    Read more...
  • Cross-Cultural Effectiveness: Cultural Detective Online Demonstration

    When:Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (PDT)Hosted By:Cultural Detective Online EventsJoin us in events to build cross-cultural respect, understanding and collaboration for innovation, equity, justice and sustainability in this world of ours! Thank you/gracias/どうもありがとう!Register for this event[…]

    Read more...
  • Cross-Cultural Effectiveness: Cultural Detective Online Demonstration

    When:Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (PDT)Hosted By:Cultural Detective Online EventsJoin us in events to build cross-cultural respect, understanding and collaboration for innovation, equity, justice and sustainability in this world of ours! Thank you/gracias/どうもありがとう!Register for this event[…]

    Read more...