- Alejandra ZambranoFounder and Executive Director
Alejandra is a strategic thinker, changemaker and cultural agent. Since founding LPMP in 2005, she has worked as an innovator in the fields of arts education, social entrepreneurship, and community engagement across the Americas. A native of Ecuador, she completed her undergraduate education at Wellesley College and obtained a PhD in Latin American Literature at The University of Texas at Austin, where she also completed a portfolio in Nonprofit Studies from the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Her experiences with LPMP have taken her to the Dominican Republic, Panamá, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Colombia. She currently works as an Assistant Professor in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
- Gabriela EspinosaPrograms Director
Gabi is a creator and performer, a theater pedagogue, and a cultural promoter in her native Chile. She has collaborated with LPMP since 2012 in the areas of curriculum development and program coordination. After earning her degree at the Pontificia Universidad de Chile, she started working as a professional actress and artivist. Gabi has devoted her career to promote artistic and social cooperation, urban performance, and critical thinking through art, areas in which she has specialized through workshops and residences of art and politics in different countries.
- Joel MaysonetCreative Director
Joel Maysonet is a Puerto Rican director and editor residing in Austin, TX. His professional career began in Univision, where in less than two years he became Director of Creative Services. As a director he is interested in the projects covering social issues. In 2015, Joel wrote and directed the opening video for Free Austin, annual conference on human trafficking. He is currently developing the project for De Vuelta, a travel TV show through Latin America from the perspective of immigrants living in the US.
- Joseph PierceCommunications Director
Joseph has worked with LPMP since 2009 and directs the areas of communication, social networking, and strategic alliances. A native of Texas, he completed his undergraduate studies at Trinity University and continued his training at The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a doctorate in Spanish American literature in 2013. Currently, Joseph is a professor at Stony Brook University, where, besides, teaching Latin American literature and culture, he has led the development of our exchange programs for international students.
- Nicolás SchvarzbergTeacher
Nicolás has been the film instructor of LPMP since 2013. After graduating in Film Direction at the Film University of Buenos Aires, he now works as a professional filmmaker with eight years of experience in camera operation, production, advertising, and television. In the same way, Nicolás has worked as a tutor and instructor of film and video in several community-based projects in Latin America. Among his interests is exploring the self-representation of youth and finding new ways to analyze and represent the Latin American cultural heritage.