Mercedes Muñoz

Academic Director

  • Country:
    • Dominican Republic
  • Business:
    • High School Summer Abroad
    • Study Abroad
    • Gap Year Abroad
    • High School Abroad


Mercedes Muñóz earned a master’s degree in sustainable development and social responsibility in 2012 from the Escuela de Organización Industrial in Madrid, Spain. Her major interests lie in the fields of service learning, social science research, and the advancement of cultural values, art, and education. She is also a graduate (bachelor’s degree equivalent) of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra’s (PUCMM) department of social communication, and was selected to study and work as the Spanish teaching assistant at Occidental College in Los Angeles in 2008-2009.

Upon her return to Santiago, she became the director of PUCMM´s Office of International Students. Since January of 2014, she has been the academic director for CIEE Santiago and professor for two of our most important Service-Learning courses: Independent Research and Capstone Project and Community Partnership: Theory and Engagement.

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