Meet the Directors
Resident Director and On-site Assistant Director for the Knox Program in Buenos Aires
While you're in Buenos Aires, your resident director will become your advisor, your R.A., your confidant, and your tour guide -- doing everything from picking you up at the airport and assisting you in selecting a host family to advising you on courses to take and restaurants to try. And don't forget, your director will also serve as a great resource for historical, cultural and political aspects of Argentina.
As coming into a new country can be an adjustment, the On-site Assistant Coordinator, Alejandra Vasallo, helps you assimilate to your new surroundings. During the orientation period she will offer lectures on key historical events in Argentine history, and counsel you through cultural adaptation struggles. While weaving you into your new society, Prof. Vasallo contacts leaders of the grass-roots organizations in Buenos Aires to arrange field trips, outings, and makes suggestions for free-time activities. Along with the Director, she is responsible for helping you adapt to Argentine culture.
Alejandra Vasallo earned a Translator's License from the Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado en Lenguas Vivas and a Masters degree in history from the State University of New York in Stony Brook. Alejandra has taught gender studies and cultural studies at various institutions. Her area of expertise is gender politics during the 1970's. Prof. Vasallo has been the On-site Coordinator for the Buenos Aires program since 1998, when the program began.