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Valeria Carbone

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Valeria Carbone

Academic Coordinator, Argentina

Start Date

July 2022

Interests

Salsa Dancing • Travel • Reading • Writing

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“In the current context, it is vital to encourage youth and future global leaders to live and study in other countries and, particularly, to learn to respect each others’ institutions, values, and cultures.”

Education

Valeria holds a doctorate from the University of Buenos Aires, a diploma in higher Education from FLACSO, and a specialization in Afro-Latin American Studies from the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard University. She is a former doctoral and post-doctoral fellow at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina and a two-time Fulbright fellow.

Travel Experience

Valeria was lucky to start traveling with her family at a young age. They visited incredible places in Uruguay, Brazil, Cuba, the United States, and Europe. Her first time studying in the U.S. was thanks to a Fulbright Fellowship at UMASS. Years later, she returned to the U.S. to finish her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. Right before the pandemic, Valeria did a research stay for three months in the Netherlands.

Did You Know?

Valeria is a former member of a salsa team that participated in the 2013 World Salsa Open Championship in Puerto Rico. They came in second place!