Arivel Figueroa Coordinator, Events and Programing

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Arivel Figueroa is an arts and culture facilitator, event coordinator, and music blogger, born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2009, she completed a BA in Theater at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, and received another BA in Cultural Tourism in 2014. She was the recipient of the Medal of Highest Score by the Faculty of University of Puerto Rico in 2014, Fellow of the 2017 National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Scholarship, Fellow of the Tisch School of the Arts Scholarship, Goldsmith Award, and 2017-2018 Club Caborrojeño Scholarship. Before joining the Hemispheric Institute, she worked for the Senate of Puerto Rico as a legislative assistant, creating and participating in a few non-profit projects for local musicians and independent artists. She is co-founder and Project Manager of the media and music blog Clandestino Puerto Rico/New York. In may 2018, Figueroa finished her MA in Arts and Public Policy at New York University (NYU). Currently living in NYC, after working as outreach intern at LaMama Experimental Theater, she discovered the urgency for helping artists and activists to achieve their purpose, work, and goals. In February 2018 she was invited by the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) to participate and present her last research in Cultural Plans in Latin America in the 22nd Latin America Social and Public Policy Conference (LASPP).