The Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Manuel Roman-Lacayo as associate director. He brings to CLAS more than 25 years of experience working in academia, government, and the private sector. Most recently, Manuel spent five years in Washington, D.C., serving as a project manager and environmental and social consultant for infrastructure, renewable energy, transport, and oil and gas projects located in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Manuel earned a CLAS certificate and PhD in anthropology as a Heinz Fellow in Latin American Archaeology here at Pitt. He was awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship upon graduating from Harvard University in 1996, and was later appointed director of the National Museum of Nicaragua. After leaving Pittsburgh in 2006, he served as country program manager and as the monitoring and evaluation manager for USAID Public Private Partnerships in Nicaragua and Guatemala, while also working at the Universidad Americana in Managua, where he founded and coordinated the master’s program in Latin American Studies.
As our associate director, Manuel’s responsibilities include managing the CLAS team, working with affiliated faculty and staff, and spearheading development to raise funds for CLAS programming and research.
Please join me in welcoming Manuel. He can be reached at email email@example.com and phone 412-648-7395.
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