Yolanda Alcorta

Chair, Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas

The daughter of a Peruvian father and Guatemalan mother, she has a Master of Arts at Teaching in Museum Education from George Washington University, and a Master of Science in Biology/Botany, from the University of Michigan. She started at the Mexican Museum in San Francisco where she established the Education Department in 1975. In 1992 she co-founded Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas with Michael Esposito, and as Executive Director of Raíces for 16 years she worked closely with the Philadelphia Latino artists to empower Latino talent and to display the diversity of the Latino culture. As President of Alcorta Connections, she is a bilingual consultant to museums and non-profits.