Aracelis Lucero

Aracelis Lucero became the Executive Director of Masa in 2013 but had been involved with the organization in various capacities since 2007. She is a proud South Bronx Native, daughter of Mexican immigrant parents, and mom to a beautiful human named Yaocuauhtli. Aracelis attended Middlebury College as a Posse Scholar, earning a Bachelors degree in Economics and later earned a Masters in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She worked at an investment bank for six years, however her work at Masa and on development projects with indigenous communities in Mexico inspired her to switch careers and move into community-oriented and economic development work. Aracelis is deeply committed to the academic, economic and political empowerment of immigrants and indigenous people of this continent.