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Susana Parra

Executive Assistant
Office of the Dean

Art Building, Room 101


Susana Parra brings a comprehensive background in arts administration, non-profit organizations, and event management, with extensive experience in international and bilingual projects. She holds bachelor’s degrees in architecture and fine arts, specializing in museology.

With over seven years of experience, Parra has served as executive director and festival coordinator for two international classical music festivals, where she also held board positions. In these roles, she managed budgeting, promotional and marketing campaigns, day-to-day administrative functions, logistical arrangements, grant applications, and coordination with international students, artists, sponsors, and stakeholders. She successfully planned and executed various artistic and academic programs, including concerts, conferences, art exhibitions, and a summer academy.

Parra is fluent in English and Spanish and has a proven ability to create bilingual content endorsed by organizations in multiple countries. Her expertise also includes research and contributions in architecture, such as preparing architectural registries and delivering lectures on vernacular architecture and cultural heritage. She has worked in both private luxury architecture firms and the public sector.

Additionally, her experience in real estate has honed her skills in effective communication, negotiation, stress management, and collaborative problem-solving, earning her multiple awards and prestigious recognition.

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