Meet our team

Meet our team

Alejandro - Director of the School 

Hola! Thank you for taking the time to visit our school website! I’ll be more than happy to tell you more about our school and team! …
When we first started our small school, we never thought we would grow to become one of the leading Spanish Language organizations in Latin America. We have had the pleasure of meeting great students from all over the world and building a team with some of the most talented professionals in the field. Today, our school uses technology to innovate, creates books and guides for Immersion programs in Latin America, and promotes Peru as a wonderful destination for language education. We feel thankful and privileged to have you here with us and to trust us with your learning.

Welcome to the Peruwayna family. We can’t wait to meet you!

Mariella - Academic Director 


Meet Mariella! She is our Academic Director and a great friend! Thanks to her we can provide the best possible educational experience to every single student, and make sure we apply cutting edge strategies specially designed for teaching Spanish as a foreign language. She has two degrees in education and literature from Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal in Lima and has also completed several specializations degrees:

  • Masters in education with a major in teaching and educational management (Universidad César Vallejo)

  • Professional development program for Spanish teachers (Universidad de la Rioja – Spain)

  • Professional development program: Improving Spanish teachers’ skills (Universidad de la Rioja – Spain)

  • Professional development program: Innovation in ELE instructional competencies (Universidad de la Rioja – Spain)

  • Graduate degree in teaching Spanish as a foreign language (Instituto Cervantes / Universidad Ricardo Palma).

  • Official examiner for the DELE International Test: Levels A1/A2 (Instituto Cervantes)

  • Official examiner for the DELE International Test: Levels B1/B2 (Instituto Cervantes)

  • Official examiner for the DELE International Test: Levels C1/C2 (Instituto Cervantes)

  • Official examiner for the DELE International Test: Levels A2/B1 ”Escolar” (Instituto Cervantes)

  • Certified trainer for the SIELE International Test (Instituto Cervantes, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad de Salamanca, and Universidad de Buenos Aires).

Laura - Managing Director 

Meet Laura! She has a degree in business administration from Universidad Catolica Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo.
Laura is in charge of the School’s day to day administration, including non-academic services, such as our homestay
program, calendars, responding to student emails, and more. She coordinates between our Academic and Administrative
departments so that they can work as a single unit and provide the best possible service for our students. Laura speaks fluent
English, Italian, French, and a little Chinese (Mandarin).

Aaron - Director of Operations

Meet Aaron! He has a degree in Tourism and Hospitality from Universidad Ricardo Palma and a Graduate Degree in Customer Experience from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas.
Thanks to him, we can make sure that every single student is having the best possible experience inside and outside the classroom.
He checks in with students everyday to make sure they are enjoying their classes, provides orientations every Monday, organizes
and carries out our weekly school activities, and helps our School Managing Director to organize and coordinate services such as
homestays, calendars, responding to student emails, and more.

Dayana - Associate Director for our Spanish Online Program

Meet Dayana! She was originally an Engineer from Universidad San Agustin, but changed her career after discovering her passion for teaching Spanish. Dayana has over 9 years of experience teaching Spanish online and has managed to put her engineering skills to good use by helping build our Spanish Online program. Today, she leads a small group of professionals to keep improving our online program and apply ever more innovative technology to Spanish language learning.
She also has an international graduate degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Universidad Ricardo Palma in association with the Cervantes Institute. Additionally, she is certified by the prestigious Cervantes Institute as an official examiner for the DELE International Test for levels  A1/A2,  B1/B2,  C1/C2,  and A2/B1 ”Escolar”.

Gladys - Academic Coordinator

Meet Gladys! She has a degree in translation and interpretation from Universidad Ricardo Palma. She holds a graduate international degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Ricardo Palma University in association with the Cervantes Institute. She is also certified by the prestigious Cervantes Institute as an official examiner for the DELE International Test for levels A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, and A2/B1 ”Escolar”. Lastly, she is also a certified trainer for the SIELE International Test (Instituto Cervantes, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad de Salamanca, and Universidad de Buenos Aires).

Carolina - Spanish Professor

Meet Carolina! She has a degree in translation and interpretation from Universidad Ricardo Palma, a graduate degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Universidad Catolica del Peru, and an international accreditation in teaching Spanish as a
foreign language from Universidad Ricardo Palma in association with the Cervantes Institute. Additionally, she is certified by the
prestigious Cervantes Institute as an official examiner for the DELE International Test for levels A1/A2,  B1/B2,  and C1/C2.

Marilyn - Spanish Professor

Meet Marilyn! She has degrees in education and foreign languages from Universidad San Marcos, the most prestigious public university in the country. She also has a graduate specialization degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Universidad Católica del Perú, and is certified by the prestigious Cervantes Institute as an official examiner for levels A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, and A2/B1 ”Escolar”. Lastly, she is also a certified trainer for the SIELE International Test (Instituto Cervantes, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad de Salamanca, and Universidad de Buenos Aires).

Carlos - Spanish Professor

Meet Carlos! He has degrees in education and foreign languages from Universidad San Marcos, the most prestigious public
university in Peru. He also has a graduate specialization degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Universidad
Católica del Perú, and is certified by the prestigious Cervantes Institute as an official examiner for levels A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, and A2/B1 ”Escolar”. Lastly, he is also a certified trainer for the SIELE International Test (Instituto Cervantes, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad de Salamanca, and Universidad de Buenos Aires).

Melissa - Spanish Professor

Meet Melisa! She has a degree in translation from Universidad Ricardo Palma. She also has a graduate specialization degree in
Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Universidad Católica del Perú, and is certified by the prestigious Cervantes Institute as an official examiner for the DELE International Test for level B1/B2.

Miguel - Spanish Professor

Meet Miguel! He has degrees in education and foreign languages from Universidad San Marcos, the most prestigious public
university in the country. He also has a graduate specialization degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Universidad
Católica del Perú, and is certified by the prestigious Cervantes Institute as an official examiner for the DELE International Test for
level B1/B2. Miguel also has a previous degree in Arts & Music, which is another one of his passions. If you hear Peruvian traditional
music playing in the background of our podcasts, that is Miguel performing!

Mariana - Spanish Professor

Meet Mariana! She has degrees in education and foreign languages from Universidad San Marcos, the best and most prestigious
public university in the country. She also has a graduate specialization degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from
Universidad Catolica del Peru, and is certified by the prestigious Cervantes Institute as an official examiner for the DELE International
Test for level B1/B2.

Estefanía - Spanish Professor

Meet Estefania! She has degrees in linguistics and the Spanish Language from Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal. She also has a graduate specialization degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Universidad Catolica del Peru, and is certified by the prestigious Cervantes Institute as an official examiner for levels A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, and A2/B1 ”Escolar”. Additionally, she is a certified trainer for the SIELE International Test (Instituto Cervantes, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad de Salamanca, and Universidad de Buenos Aires). Lastly, she has completed a Professional development program: Innovation in ELE instructional competencies (Universidad de la Rioja – Spain).

Estefanía - Spanish Professor

Meet Estefania! She has degrees in linguistics and the Spanish Language from Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal. She also has a graduate specialization degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Universidad Catolica del Peru, and is certified by the prestigious Cervantes Institute as an official examiner for levels A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, and A2/B1 ”Escolar”. Additionally, she is a certified trainer for the SIELE International Test (Instituto Cervantes, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad de Salamanca, and Universidad de Buenos Aires). Lastly, she has completed a Professional development program: Innovation in ELE instructional competencies (Universidad de la Rioja – Spain).

Pablo - Spanish Professor

Meet Pablo! He has a degree in communication and journalism from Universidad Católica del Perú. He also has a graduate
specialization degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Universidad Católica del Perú, and is certified by the
prestigious Cervantes Institute as an official examiner for the DELE International Test for levels B1/B2, and C1/C2. Lastly, he is also a certified trainer for the SIELE International Test (Instituto Cervantes, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad de Salamanca, and Universidad de Buenos Aires).

Alexis - Spanish Professor

Meet Alexis! He has degrees in education and foreign languages from Universidad San Marcos, the best and most prestigious public university in the country. He is also certified by the prestigious Cervantes Institute as an official examiner for the DELE International Test for the levels A1/A2,  B1/B2, and C1/C2. Lastly, he is also a certified trainer for the SIELE International Test (Instituto Cervantes, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad de Salamanca, and Universidad de Buenos Aires).

Alicia - Spanish Professor

Meet Alicia! Thanks to her our school is organized and ready to go every day! She also takes care of our school cafeteria so students
can find hot drinks (and some snacks!) for free all day long during class hours. Additionally, Alicia is in charge of organizing and
carrying out our very popular cooking classes, where students follow her instructions to cook an entire Peruvian meal. Afterward, all
students and teachers who participate in the cooking class get to enjoy eating the delicious dishes that they have cooked.

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