Fariña, Carmen (born Guillén)

Brooklyn, 1943. Educator.

Daughter of exiles in New York during the Spanish Civil War (father from Sada and mother from Vilaboa). Together with emigrants from Galicia and Asturias, his father founded a school called Juventudes Escolares, near Atlantic Avenue, where he taught Spanish and Galician dancing. She graduated from New York University with a Master’s degree in Bilingual Education (Brooklyn College), Gifted/Arts Education (Fordham University) and Administration and Supervision (Pace University). In 2013 she was appointed Head of the Department of Education of New York City (Sources: press article from ABC ; press article from Faro de Vigo ; press article from La Voz de Galicia).