US citizen born in Spain, I have strong connections in both countries and act as a bridge between the two communities as an active networker who is always passionate about helping people.
My day job is at the American Federation of Teachers. However, my passion is working as an activist and community advocate. I am particularly motivated by US Colonial History and the role played by Spain.
As a good example, for two years I led a quest to fulfill a Continental Congress Resolution from 1783 to honor a Spanish hero from the American Revolutionary War, Bernardo de Galvez, by hanging his portrait on the walls of the U.S. Senate. It took considerable perseverance, leadership, negotiation and networking skills to navigate the system and obtain the required support from multiple parties in the US and Spain in order to comply with this 231-year-old promise. To make it happen, I was able to get letters of support from organizations representing over 4 million people.
In addition, I produce a weekly newsletter for Spaniards in DC that currently has over 900 subscribers.
Washington Post: https://wapo.st/2n1IYaq
- Administrator, Educational Organization / Business Professional, Parent or caregiver
- Member of American Federation of Teachers (AFT)