P  R O G R A M   F A C U L T Y

 

Andean Health and Healing________________________________________

Victor Reyna Pinedo,
Organic Chemist and Natural Medicine Researcher

Education: Doctorate in Organic Chemistry, University of Paris , Institut Chimie des Substances Naturelles de Gif-Sur-Yvette, Francia.
Professional position: Head Professor, Department of Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima , Peru . vreyna@uni.edu.pe

Isabel Lapeña,
E n v i r o n m e n t a l   L a w y e r

Education: Isabel Lapeña holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and has a law degree from the Universidad Complutense , Madrid , España.
Professional position: Senior Lawyer, Biodiversity Program at the Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA), Lima . Isabel Lapeña's work focuses on the development of policy and norms for biosafety, conservation, sustainable agrobiodiversity, access to genetic resources and the protection of traditional knowledge in Peru . ilapena@spda.org.pe

Christian Noriega,
E n v i r o n m e n t a l   E d u c a t o r

Education: Social Communication with specialization in Environmental Education.
Professional experience: Christian conducts environmental workshops for rural children and adults, organizes and implements ecological events and conferences in Andean rural areas. He was the environmental coordinator of the Municipality of Huari , in Ancash in 2008, and is currently the environmental coordinator of the civic association Nuna Ayni. Christian's interests include clean technologies, permaculture, community-based organization towards change, local knowledge, and sustainable development.

Francisco Egipcio Chauca Enrique,
N a t u r a l   M e d i c i n e   S p e c i a l i s t   a n d   T r a i n e d   M i d w i f e

Education: Midwife training (1971), Regional Hospital of Huaraz, Min. of Health. BA in Traditional Medicine (2004) UNASAM (National University of Ancash), Dept. of Medical Sciences.
Positions: Practicing midwife and expert herbalist with private clinic for both in-patient and out-patient treatment.

Aurelio Cadillo Flores,
H e r b a l i s t.

Education: Trained community health promoter; locally acquired knowledge and practice of herbal remedies in the rural District of Shilla.

María Velásquez Osorio,
N u t r i t i o n i s t

Education: MA in Education Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima; MA in Public Health UNASAM; BA in Nutritional Sciences, National University Faustino Sanchez Carrión, Huacho.
Professional positions: Regional Director of Nutrition, Min. Health, Dept. Ancash; Professor UNASAM (National University of Ancash), Dept. of Medical Sciences. Member: Mesa de Concertación de Salud y Nutrición, Ancash.

Alejandra Reynoso,
S o c i a l   W o r k e r

Education: MA in Project Design UNASAM (National University of Ancash), Dept. of Medical Sciences. BA in Social Work, University of Huamanga, Ayacucho.
Professional position: Coordinator of Social Health Programs, Marcará Health Center, Ministry of Health, Huaraz, Ancash.

Nilda Gonzalez,
N u r s e

Education: Certified Nurse, School of Nursing, UNASAM (National University of Ancash), Dept. of Medical Sciences.
Professional position: Support nurse for Social Health Programs, Marcará Health Center, Ministry of Health, Huaraz, Ancash.

Anthropology Field Methods________________________________________

Gabriela Valenzuela Bejerano,
V i s u a l   A n t h r o p o l o g i s t   a n d   P h o t o g r a p h e r

Education: BA Social Communication; MA Anthropology Pont. Univ.Católica del Perú.
Research: Photographic field methods, cultural identity and social transformation. Gabriela interests include examining the role of the photographic image as a fundamental aspect of anthropology field work; she guides students to reflect, analyze and reconsider the photographic process and objective in the research endeavor.

Irma Alicia Gomez,
A n t h r o p o l o g i s t

Education: BA in Cultural Anthropology, Universidad Nacional de Antioquía, Colombia.
Research: Life History investigations with Peruvian handicraft artists to support Fair Trade efforts nationally and internationally.
Thesis research: The World of Fishing among the Wayuú Culture in the Guajira Penninsula of Colombia.

Chaska Velarde,
A n t h r o p o l o g i s t

Education: BA in Anthropology, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; MA in Anthropology, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
Research: Specialist in the development of participatory investigation methods applied among rural and periurban populations in Peru, with particular emphasis on issues of gender, sexual and reproductive health, and the reduction of poverty.

Isabella Chan,
A p p l i e d M e d i c a l A n t h r o p o l o g i s t

Education: BA in Anthropology, Georgia State University; MA/MPH Candidate in Applied Anthropology and Global Health Practice at the University of South Florida.
Research: The political economy of health, women’s decision-making, pregnancy and birth practices and experiences, social justice, and participatory research methods.
MA Thesis Research: The political economy of maternal health in a medically pluralistic environment: a case study in the Callejón de Huaylas.

 

Regional Archaeology _____________________________________________

Steve Wegner,
A r c h a e o l o g i s t

Education: MA in Anthropology, concentration in Andean Archaeology, University of California at Berkeley.
Professional Positions: Director of the cultural institute, Ancashwain, Huaraz, Ancash; Consultant, Huaraz Museum of Archaeology, Instituto Nacional de Cultura.

Languages________________________________________________________

Spanish

Edinson Márquez Trejo,
S p a n i s h   L a n g u a g e   I n s t r u c t o r

Professor Edinson Márquez lived in a Quechua speaking village in the Andean countryside until the age of 9, when he went on to secondary and university studies in Huaraz, Ancash. Education: B.A. in Spanish and Literature; Minor degree in Agriculture; Licentiate in Education. Professional Positions: Spanish Professor at the Sierra Verde Spanish School in Huaraz, and English Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages, UNASAM (National University of Ancash).

Fernando de Luque,
S p a n i s h   L a n g u a g e   I n s t r u c t o r

Professor Fernando de Luque was born in Lima, where he originally developed his interest and lifelong dedication to the study and teaching of both Spanish and English languages. Professional positions: English Professor, Universidad Los Angeles de Chimbote, Huaraz, Ancash. He also teaches private language classes at his home in Marcará, Carhuaz.

Inés Yanac,
S p a n i s h   L a n g u a g e   I n s t r u c t o r

Professor Inés Yanac is a native of the Callejón de Huaylas, born in the Quechua speaking village of Olleros . She holds a degree in Spanish Language from the national university in Huaraz, where she currently teaches.

Irene Zuñiga,
S p a n i s h   L a n g u a g e   I n s t r u c t o r

Professor Irene is from the Province of Recuay . She holds university degrees in Education and Communication from the national university, UNASAM in Huaraz. Currently, she teaches English at several vocational institutes in Huaraz.

Alicia Rocha Revilla,
S p a n i s h   L a n g u a g e   I n s t r u c t o r

Alicia was born and educated in Lima. Upon completion of her college degree in primary school language education, she spent several years teaching Spanish in Great Britain. Currently, she teaches theatre and language at the Cambridge school in Villa, Lima. She is also an animal rights activist, dedicated to the well being of abandoned street dogs. 

 

 

Quechua

Solio Requena Mena,
Q u e c h u a   G r a m m a r   I n s t r u c t o r.

Born in the rural community, Tapacocha, Recuay, Professor Requena is Director of the Quechua institute, Hatun Huaylas, based in Huaraz.

Cesar Vargas,
Q u e c h u a   S o n g ,   M u s i c   a n d   D a n c e   I n s t r u c t o r.

Born in the neighboring valley of Conchucos, Professor Vargas is a school teacher affiliated with the Quechua institute, Hatun Huaylas.

Martín Víctor León Huarac,
Q u e c h u a   G r a m m a r   I n s t r u c t o r.

Professor Martín was born in the nearby hamlet of Yanaqutu, Pariacaca. He is a school teacher specialized in History and Geography, and member of the Regional Academy of Quechua of the Department of Ancash. He creates the content and conducts the Quechua radio program, “Qichwa Rimay.”

Humberto Avelino León Huarac,
Q u e c h u a   S o n g   a n d  M u s i c   I n s t r u c t o r.

Professor Humberto (like his brother, Martín, above) was born in the nearby hamlet of Yanaqutu, Pariacaca. He is a primary school music teacher, and member of the Regional Academy of Quechua of the Department of Ancash. He develops the musical content for the local radio program, “Qichwa Rimay.”

Yovana Azucena Salazar Rosales,
Q u e c h u a   D a n c e   I n s t r u c t o r.

Professor Yovana was born in Bellavista, Huaraz. She is a school teacher specialized in regional dance traditions, and a member of the folk dance troupe “José María Arguedas” based in Huaraz, Ancash.

Vilma Orellana Mallqui,
Q u e c h u a   G r a m m a r a n d   C o n v e r s a t i o n   I n s t r u c t o r.

Professor Vilma was born in the rural Province of Recuay. She is a primary school teacher and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Education. As a member of the Regional Academy of Quechua of the Department of Ancash, she organizes and participates in Quechua folk dance and song events throughout the valley.

 


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