NYU Buenos Aires Site Director
Anna is a fiction writer and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation – treating the South American, USA and German literary traditions – focused on the theme of narrative strategies influenced by transnational migration and multi-cultural encounters, a topic that informs her fiction writing as well as her research activities. Anna is deeply committed to teaching and offers a Creative Writing course every semester. In addition, every Fall semester, she oversees “Great World Texts,” a Gallatin program that allows NYUBA students to mentor Argentine public high school students in creative writing projects.
As a fiction writer, she has published two books of fiction and numerous short stories in anthologies and journals in Argentina, other Latin American countries, the US, Western Europe (France, Italy, Germany, Spain), and Japan. Actively engaged in literary festivals, she collaborates regularly with the “MALBA-Literatura” program at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. In addition to serving as NYUBA’s Site Director, Anna is also Associated Faculty at NYU’s Gallatin School and Affiliated Faculty with NYU’s Spanish & Portuguese Department. Locally in Buenos Aires, she is a member of PEN/Argentina and is a Board Member of the Fulbright Commission.
Silvia has been working at NYU in Buenos Aires since 2008. She coordinates all language coursesand keeps an open communication with instructors and the Director of SpanishLanguage Programs. She monitors and evaluates tutoring assignments andmaintains a regular correspondence with students regarding activitiesconcerning the language program as a whole. She has received her Licenciaturaen Letras degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires and postgraduate certification as Experto en Enseñanza de Español comoLengua Extranjera from the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, in Spain. She hasbeen working in international education for various years. She has taught Spanish as a Foreign Language at public and private universities, and she has also coordinated the Spanish as a Foreign Language department of the Laboratorio de Idiomas at Universidad de Buenos Aires. From 1998 till 2008 Silvia Luppino has served as the Academic Coordinator of Spanish as a Second Language for Refugees, a program run by UBA and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
She is currently the director of the collection Clásicos Argentinos Original/Adaptación (Editorial Voices del Sur), a series of classic literary works by Argentinean writers including didactic material for Spanish students. Her research focuses on the relationship between language and culture, and on the development of didactic material for non-native speakers.
Assistant Director for Administration
As Assistant Director for Administration Rob is responsible for the financial and administrative management of NYU Buenos Aires. This includes financial control, internal and external reporting, supplier management, payroll, tax and legal, performance measurement, facilities management, and IT systems.
Rob is a New Zealand Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor in Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington. He left New Zealand in 1990 to gain professional and personal experience and spent 4 years living and working in London as well as exploring Europe, and North and South America. One ofthese trips was to Argentina where he fell in love with the passionate people and stunning landscapes and hehas now been living in Buenos Aires for the last 10 years.
Outside his professional interests Rob enjoys traveling, the outdoors, writing and photography. He is apassionate supporter of the All Blacks and Los Pumas!
Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
María joined NYU Buenos Aires in 2008 and is responsible for the academic management of the site. She is the liaison between faculty and students and also between the NYU Buenos Aires academic program and New York office. María provides guidance and assistance to professors and students, is responsible for academic policy and calendar, coordinates academic events, and manages attendance issues. She has a degree in Tourism from Universidad del Salvador and a Diploma in Cultural, Heritage and Tourism Management. During 1992 she spent a year abroad in Scotland. She has worked in international education for seven years now and before joining NYU Buenos Aires was part of the Foreign Studies Office at Universidad de San Andrés.
In her spare time Maria likes to read, travel and spend time with friends and family.
Assistant Director for Student Life
Alejandra joined the NYU Buenos Aires Team in 2010. As the Assistant Director of Student Life at NYU in Buenos Aires, Alejandra is responsible for dealing with housing, welfare and all aspects of student life while students are in Argentina. She oversees the department of Student Life at NYU BA and is in charge of planning, organizing and overseeing extra curricular activities, community service, experiential learning, visiting programs, immigrations, health services and security aspects of the program. She provides guidance and intervention to students as well as wellness programming and helps students with daily concerns outside the classroom.
Alejandra obtained her Master’s degree in College Student Development and Counseling at Northeastern University. She has studied and worked in countless places giving her first hand experience on what it is like to live abroad. Alejandra has also been very proactive in the community service world. She is passionate about what she does and is proud of having coordinated and participated in volunteer projects such as children’s shelter in Mexico, hurricane relief in the Bahamas and as a translator for a nursing program in the Dominican Republic. She has worked in the education field for over 10 years and absolutely loves it. Alejandra enjoys working with students and is devoted to making their abroad experience the best experience of their lives.
Student Life Coordinator
Ángeles provides support coordinating the stay of all visiting programs coming to NYUBA throughout the year. Ángeles also assists with extra-curricular activities and student life services to NYUBA’s Full Semester students. Along with the Assistant Director of Student Life, she is in charge of housing for all students at NYUBA. Ángeles received her Bachelor´s degree in Political Science from Universidad de Buenos Aires. Prior to joining the NYU BA team in June 2014, she worked at the British Embassy in Buenos Aires. In addition, she has a welcome artistic side, having studied textile design and fashion at ORT Argentina and having organized marketing/promotional events for clothing brands.
Student Life & Administrative Assistant
Diego provides assistance with various student life services. He is responsible for the NYU in Buenos Aires book collection and runs the Reading Club at NYU BA. Diego also helps with Student Life Services as a provider of cultural and travel information for students, support for daily concerns and helps with administrative assistance and extra curricular activities. Diego received his Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Universidad de la Marina Mercante in Buenos Aires. He was born in Argentina and got immersed in his first cultural experience during a one year Work & Travel experience in Auckland, New Zealand. Before joining NYU Buenos Aires in October 2011, Diego dedicated his time to his Arts & Crafts Shop in San Isidro, Bs As.
Student Life Assistant
Student Life Assistant Daniela joined the NYUBA team in September 2014 and assists on various student life services and administrative tasks. She is responsible for working with the Assistant Director of Student Life on immigration as well as coordinating activities for the Graduate Full Semester programs. In addition to providing cultural and travel advice to all NYUBA students, Daniela is a key player in the communications area for Student Life as she works on the newsletters, social media, and safety tips. Daniela is completing her Maîtrise en Droit, a dual major in Argentine and French Law, from Universidad del Salvador. She holds a diploma in Evaluation of International Cooperation and Development Programs from Universidad de San Martín. Her main interests are Human Rights and International Relations. She was born in Argentina and started working with international students in 2011, placing and assisting them with internships and volunteer opportunities in Buenos Aires. Daniela later spent a year in Ireland gaining further experience working in international education while also volunteering for Amnesty International and doing an internship at a Law Clinic for Refugee’s.
Finance and Academics Assistant
Finance and Academics Assistant Clara joined the NYUBA team in October 2014 and in her role as Finance and Academics Assistant provides support to Assistant Director of Administration and Assistant Director of Academics. Clara’s responsibilities in the finance area include Petty cash management, supplier and service provider payments, FAME processing, financial analysis and month end processing, and in the academics area include faculty support, lecture series events, academic field trips, and space availability. Clara has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Buenos Aires and has worked in a number of different sectors including education. She has spent time living and working in Australia and has a keen interest in theatre and cinema.
Global Wellness Counselor
As the onsite Global Wellness Counselor, Sarah is responsible for addressing the mental health and wellness needs of students studying at NYU Buenos Aires. Sarah provides individual counseling, group therapy, clinical assessment, crisis intervention and facilitation of emergency mental health services, and also assists students in obtaining psychiatric and/or specialty psychological services as needed. Additionally, Sarah provides wellness education to students by offering presentations, events and workshops throughout the semester geared toward self-care and optimizations of psychological and physical health.
Sarah joined the NYU Buenos Aires team from NYU New York City, where she most recently worked as a staff psychologist at the Washington Square Campus. Sarah earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, completed her doctoral internship and post doctoral training at Pace University Counseling Center, New York City, and is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the state of New York. She has worked with college-aged and graduate student populations in both clinical and teaching roles at three universities across the past decade and is wholeheartedly dedicated to supporting students in their wellbeing, safety and personal growth.
New York Site Representative
Luis is the NY site representative for NYU Buenos Aires. He is excited to assist students as they prepare for a wonderful semester in Argentina!
Maria has been on the staff at NYU Buenos Aires since the first semester. Students will find her in her office on the top floor of the center able to help with scheduling or class questions. Past students have commented on how much they appreciate Maria's caring nature and positive attitude.