Advisors

Experienced team members to help

We have great professionals with extensive experience in the world of education and whole child development at the service of students and families.
The work of the advisory committee is to define 
priorities and supportive initiatives such as nutrition, health, social/emotional development and innovation among others.
It also supports the school’s management to define and improve the policies and methodologies of our school.

Advisory Board

Irene Marquez

Educational Director

Irene has a career of over ten years in management and school management positions. She has spent a large part of her studies in the United States and is fluent in both Spanish and English.

She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, a Master’s Degree in Music Therapy, an Extra-Linguistic Teaching, (Music Education major) and a Degree in Art History and Piano.

Luis Zayas Satrústegui

High social impact project manager

Luis has a career of more than 20 year as a Project Manager of Delloite, and Director of Planning and Management Control of the San Pablo CEU University Foundation. He is a founding partner of Balsarto Gestión, a consulting company specializing in education and high impact social projects.

Liz Keating

School administration/development

Liz is a specialist in teaching and center management. Her vast experience allows her to integrate the best practices of the “American CORE Curriculum” and the International Baccalaureate.
She was the founder of a Montessori school in Michigan, Director President of the American Club of Madrid for 4 years and on the design team of the new library of the American School of Madrid.

Bárbara Szendrei

Healthy habits and nutritional specialist

Barbara has a PhD in Medicine. She has worked as a researcher and specialist in prestigious international centers such as the Center for Sport as an Exercise Science and Medicine in England and Budapest and the Baton Rouge Human Genomics Laboratory in the USA.

She is a contributor to the National Anti-Doping Agency (AESPAD) and co-founder of “The Apple Project”

Pablo Pomar

Creativity and innovation expert

Pablo is a creativity and innovation consultant focused on projects with large Spanish and international companies. He is a specialist in Design Thinking and Agile methodologies and a frequent speaker at congresses and trainings on the topic of innovation.
He is the founder and director of Alternative Xperience, a creativity agency and Marketing BTL.

Laura Barba Moreno

Healthy habits and nutrition specialist

Laura is a Doctor in Physical Activity and Sports Science. She is currently working in the Department of Health and Human Performance, as well as a faculty member of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). She is co-founder of “The Apple Project”