Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of Rhodes, Gates, Marshall, and Fulbright scholars; top academics from local universities and acclaimed institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Columbia; and creative professionals and performers. Each has been chosen for their qualifications and experience, and especially for their love of teaching young people.

Dr. Tugba Kalafatoglu
International Business

BS University of Nebraska, MBA Georgetown University, PhD ESADE Business School

Dr. Kalafatoglu is a professor whose research covers strategy, international business, social entrepreneurship, research methods, and cross-cultural management. She is the Founder and President of Vote Women in Politics, President of Tugba Kalafatoglu & Associates, an international consulting firm, as well as an international author, who has written books and chapters about “City Branding” published in China and “Globalization” in the USA.

Dr. Vanessa Palomo Berjaga
Perfecting the Spanish Language

PhD from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Translation and Language Sciences, MA from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Comparative Literature and Literary Translation, BA from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Translation and Interpreting

Vanessa Palomo Berjaga has a doctorate in Translation and Language. Her research interest is literary translation, especially the translation of Shakespeare’s plays into Catalan. In her PhD thesis, she analyzes Josep Maria de Sagarra’s translation of Macbeth.

Diego Valdes
Sports Business

Master in Sports Management, UPF Barcelona School of Management, MBA Escuela Europea de Negocios.

Diego is the Director General of the Sports Business Institute in Barcelona. He is a Sports Marketing and Communication Consultant. Current and former clients have included executives from organizations such as FIFA, The Premier League, La Liga, Manchester United, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, West Ham United, Newcastle United, Wembley Stadium, Major League Soccer (MLS), Galatasaray SK, Inter Milan, Wolverhampton FC, the Mexican Football Federation, Goal.com, IMG, Western Sydney Wanderers, among many other clubs, federations, media outlets, and player representation agencies worldwide.

Angela Vallori
Fashion and Design

Fashion Designer, Artistic Director, BA in Psychology from Univeristy of Barcelona, Spain.

Angela is a fashion and graphic designer who has her own brand called XICOIA. She is a costume designer for film, TV and opera, and teaches design courses in her spare time.