Boston University Madrid Team

Our team is always on hand in the office to help students during their time in Madrid.

Amalia Pérez-Juez, PhD is the Director of Boston University programs in Spain (Madrid, Burgos, Menorca). She is involved in the academic and personal integration of American students in Spain, supervises all program operations, and works closely with Boston University faculty and administrators to keep the curriculum in Madrid up to date. She also teaches history and archaeology and is involved in different research projects.  Amalia earned her doctorate at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where one of the BU programs is hosted, after having studied in France (Université de Grenoble and Université de Poitiers) and the US (Boston University). She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology at Boston University.



Amalia Pérez-Juez,

Pilar Sánchez has worked for the Madrid Program since 1985. Her work as the program’s Assistant Director includes generally assistance for students during their stay in Spain, preparation of program trips and semester schedules, faculty contracts, finance and operations management, oversee the maintenance and development of the program’s website and the database, resource planning and other operation responsibilities. Pilar studied Fashion Design and she is passionate about the world of art, literature and travel.


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Pilar Sánchez,

Assistant Director

Miky de Miguel has coordinated housing for Madrid students since 2007, having  working with students from Georgetown University since 1995. Miky is responsible for all questions regarding student housing during their stay in Madrid, and she is always on hand to ensure that students are as comfortable and happy as possible. She also develops and maintains the program’s database. Miky has a degree in Biological Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She enjoys reading, cooking, basketball, and above all spending time with her family and friends.


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Miky de Miguel,

Housing Coordinator

Dana Gannon is very excited to start her first year as academic coordinator. She participated in the BU Study Abroad program in 2010, and returned to Madrid in 2011, where she has been living and working ever since. Dana is originally from Connecticut, and studied at Boston University with degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology. She enjoys taking dance classes, running, cooking, and exploring the city.


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Academic Coordinator

Cristina Velez has been living and working in Madrid since 2012, having also studied abroad in Alcalá de Henares in 2011, and is excited to join the BU Madrid team. She is originally from New Hampshire but has been traveling back and forth to Spain to visit her father`s side of the family since she was little. As a dual citizen of the United States and Spain she is looking forward to helping students integrate themselves into the Spanish culture and way of life as the Student Life Coordinator. Cristina studied Exercise Science and Psychology at Skidmore College and loves art, travel and soccer. She also plays for Madrid Lacrosse.


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Student Life Coordinator