Rosalia is President of the Nicaraguan Freedom Coalition. She is also CEO of CriLuEd—a national and international education consulting firm that advises and guides families and students regarding pre-school, K to 12 school choices, college, graduate and post-graduate placement. Rosalia has 35 years of experience in the field of Education. www.crilueducationalservices.com
Rosalia is co-Founder of the Latino Student Fund www.latinostudentfund.org She taught at NCRC, Maret, Holton-Arms and for 26 years at the National Cathedral School, in Washington, DC. She created a “sister school” program between NCS and the Raymond Elementary DC Public School with emphasis in the Arts. Rosalia previously worked for 20 years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF.) She speaks several languages.
Rosalia is a 2004 Washingtonian of the Year. in 2009, she was appointed to the Congressional Latino Community Council and received a Congressional Award and recognition for her work. Rosalia is a National Hispanic Institute (NHLI) Fellow’10. She is the recipient of the March of Dimes “Mujer Award.” Rosalia serves on several boards, including: Colgate University (emerita), the Children’s Health Board (Children’s Hospital), The SEED Foundation, Harvard University’s Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development. She is a former Beauvoir trustee and is a member of the Washington Performing Arts Women’s Committee. She has been featured in several newspapers and magazines and has appeared on television programs as a member of educational panels sharing her educational expertise.
Her advocacy for equitable education for all has provided her the opportunity to serve as a speaker at various national conferences, including Fannie Mae’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and the National Association of Independent Schools Annual (NAIS) Meetings in Chicago, New York, San Diego and Denver.
Rosalia holds a Master degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School. She studied at Bellas Artes, Nicaragua; the Université de Paris à la Sorbonne, France; the Inchbald School of Design, England; and the Parsons School of Design, New York. Rosalia is a mosaic muralist and ceramist who has public art displayed facing the Anacostia River in Washington DC. She has done art interventions with children who experienced trauma in war-torn and conflict areas of the world, including Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, Colombia and Indonesia.
At Harvard, she was Culture Editor of The Citizen, the Kennedy School’s official newspaper, and a Dean’s Ambassador. She founded the Harvard Kennedy School ArtPic (Public Interest Council) in 2012.