VERONICA ALVAREZ is an arts advocate. She has worked with elementary, high school, and college students, teaching subjects such as Spanish and Ancient Mediterranean history. Currently, she is the Director of the CAP program. Prior to joining CalArts, Veronica worked as the Director of School and Teacher Programs at LACMA. She also worked at the Getty Museum for over 16 years, mostly writing curricula, creating professional development opportunities for teachers, and overseeing the docent program at the Villa. Veronica has served as an education consultant for other entities such as UCLA’s Fowler Museum and Chicano Studies Research Center, LMU's Family of Schools, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the State Department of Cultural Affairs in Chiapas, Mexico. Veronica has also created online and blended learning models on arts integration with the Teaching Channel and the Los Angeles County Office of Education, where she worked with coaches from 70 school districts. Veronica currently serves on the American Alliance of Museum’s EdCom Board and is on the Policy Council for the California Alliance for Arts Education. Veronica has a BA in Liberal Studies and an MA in history from CSUN. She received her doctorate at LMU’s Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program.