Directora Residente/Resident Director: Maria Jose Ferreyra



María José Ferreyra is the CASA Argentina Resident Director, and Program Representative in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies-Harvard University. She runs the Summer Internship Program in Argentina for Harvard College students, and the CASA Study Abroad Program in Buenos Aires.

Before joining the Harvard DRCLAS Regional Office in 2005, she lived in Boston and worked as a Spanish language instructor at Tufts University, the University of Massachusetts, Boston University, Brandeis University and Simmons College. Prior to that, she worked as head of the International Department at the Northlands School in Buenos Aires. A native of Argentina, she also served as Student Advisor to the Centro Binacional Argentino-Norteamericano (IICANA) and taught Spanish as a Second Language for the International Baccalaureate program. She holds a B.A. in Modern Languages and Literatures from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.

Student Programs Coordinator: Magdalena Richards Donnelly


Magdalena Richards joined the David Rockefeller Center and the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) in May 2017. In this role, Magda works with students participating in the semester-length CASA study abroad program, and with the DRCLAS Summer Internship Program for Harvard College students. Magda holds a BA in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Argentina. While studying, she participated in a one year exchange program at the University of Cologne, Germany. She recently worked at the Buenos Aires City Government, managing the entrepreneurship area. She also worked for several years as Institutional Director at Junior Achievement Argentina, fostering entrepreneurship education and job skills in young people. She was also an intern at Atlas Network in Washington DC. Previously, she was a teacher of Philosophy and German. She collaborates as a volunteer in several projects, think tanks and NGOs: Libertad y Progreso, Poverty Inc, Montessori Foundation in Argentina and Instituto Acton. She combines diverse experience in institutional and public relations, corporate social responsibility, and implementation of social projects.