Born in Argentina, Angeles Figueroa-Alcorta has been working in the field of higher education for the past six years.  She joined IE as Deputy Director of International Relations at IE School of Arts and Humanities in September 2010, and is currently Executive Director of the Bachelor in International Relations at IE University. Angeles teaches the university-wide Contemporary Issues in International Relations seminar, which introduces students to some of the broad themes in the study of international relations. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from IE and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Political Science from Florida International University in Miami (US), where she lived for seven years. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree, Angeles began her career at Florida International University, first as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of International Relations, and then as Coordinator of international programs at the Office of Education Abroad. Prior to joining IE, she worked in the non-profit sector in Spain, managing international development and cooperation projects at Asociación AIDA, AyudaIntercambio y Desarrollo, where she provided support for the development of international cooperation projects in different parts of Africa, Asia, and South America.