Ada Gallegos is the current Executive Director of the Association of Peruvian Universities. She is the former President of the Intersectoral Committee of Women and Public Policy for Peruvian Universities and Director of the University & Business Office of the National Assembly of University Presidents (ANR) in Peru. She is also the
Director for Latin America of the University Network for the International Network of Teacher Education Institutions Associated (IN) of UNESCO’s reorientation of scholar training for sustainability.
Ada Gallegos has a Ph.D. in Government and Public Policy along with a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in anticorruption. She completed a one year specialization course in Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and followed a negotiation program from Harvard University School of Law. She is also a researcher and university professor.
In addition to her academic background and leadership, Ada Gallegos is a public administrator and has held several directive positions nationwide. For her work, she received an award in 2011 on the Good Practice in Public Administration and Excellence in Peru (as a facilitator of multiple alliances and initiatives of integrative leadership). She is also an extrajudicial mediator with active credentials for the Ministry of Justice.
Dr. Gallegos was a visiting scholar at George Mason University, Virginia, US and other universities in Latin America. She was a faculty affiliate member of the Center for the Study of Women in Society – CSWS, University of Oregon and resident scholar of the Center on Women and Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.