Seasoned Director Takes Over Cultural Affairs Department

Headshot of Natalia Crujeira.

As the new executive director of the cultural affairs division at Miami Dade College, Natalia Crujeiras oversees the College’s various cultural programs that include the Miami Film Festival, the Miami Book Fair, MDC Live Arts and the Museum of Art + Design. She began her position in September.

“Bring[ing] more awareness to the wonderful work done by Miami Dade College’s cultural programs that encourage civic dialogue and showcase the artistic expression of Miami’s diverse communities,” Crujeiras said are her key goals.

She also aims to create more programs to strengthen the relationship between students, artists and the community at large.

Before taking the position, Crujeiras worked for Univision and Telemundo as a senior producer and as the chief content officer for the federal agency that oversees Radio and TV Martí. She holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic arts and communications from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a master’s in Journalism from the University of Miami.