Alejandra Seufferheld

Alejandra Seufferheld works as Outreach Coordinator of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2008. As Outreach Coordinator, she plans and coordinates CLACS programs and events, develops community partnerships, and is actively engaged in outreach with the educational community (K-12 schools, Community College, University), libraries, civic organizations and the general public. Some of the well-known CLACS outreach events include: bilingual Spanish Story Time and professional development workshops for K-14 educators.  She holds a professional degree of Architecture from Universidad de Mendoza, Argentina, and a Master in Architecture from the University of Illinois. Her thesis, Migrant Farmworker Housing: a cultural response for temporary affordable housing, is focused on researching Migrant Farmworker housing and proposing culturally competent solutions. Alejandra has been involved with the local Latin-American community for more than twenty years in different ways, from organizing social and educational programs for families and students, to working as the family services coordinator for Migrant Head Start, teaching Spanish to ESL 2-5 grade students, collaborating with the Latino ministry of a local church, and participating in boards for Latino/a programs including the Parkland Latino Advisory Board.