Meet the Puentes Abroad Team
Ann Noguer, CEO and Founder
Ann Noguer has been building bridges between businesses, people, cultures, and age groups for many years, and she has brought this passion and vision to her role as CEO and Founder of Puentes Abroad. Ann was previously the Regional Director for Brazil and Argentina of TerraCycle, On-Site Director of the Boston College Study Abroad Program in Argentina, the Associate Development Director of the Asociación por los Derechos Civiles in Argentina, and the Associate Director of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation in New York City. Ann graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University and has a graduate degree in Nonprofit Management from Universidad de San Andrés. She also completed nonprofit leadership programs with Princeton Project 55, NYU’s Wagner School, and United Way of NYC. Whenever possible, Ann visits her hometowns of Memphis, Tennessee, and Little Rock, Arkansas, to renew her southern accent.
Alicia MacLoughlin, Program Manager
Alicia MacLoughlin is a big proponent of experiential learning and she firmly believes that “the best way to predict the future is to create it.” She has previously worked as Client Experience Officer at CHUKKA Caribbean Adventures in Jamaica, as Brand Ambassador at Newport International Polo Club in the U.S., and as Local Director for Global Leadership Adventures in Argentina. Alicia studied Business at Universidad Siglo XXI and Data Science at Digital House Coding School, and she is often doing courses, hackathons, and jams to develop new skills. She also conducts workshops to share her knowledge on tech tools and productivity. You will always find her asking questions and trying new things, and in her free time, she takes joy in contemporary dance, acrobatics, and outdoor activities.
Curt McNeal, Program Assistant
Curt McNeal has always enjoyed learning and sharing knowledge with others. In his previous roles as Professor at the Universidad Abierta Interamericana, and as EducationUSA Academic Advisor for the US Department of State, his primary concern has always been meaningful interaction with students. As an aficionado of Spanish Language and Latin Culture, he’s called Buenos Aires his home for the last decade. Curt holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Florida State University, but deep down considers himself a musician. When he gets a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, he can most likely be found in his beloved hometown of Pensacola, Florida.
Who is our ideal team member? Excellent group management know-how, outstanding organizational skills, strong problem solving abilities, and interpersonal tact are what we seek. We believe that perfection is the goal and is always a work in progress, so a proactive and innovative approach is necessary. There are no typical days at Puentes, which is part of what makes our work so exciting; each day brings a new challenge, a new project, or a new adventure, so we jive with individuals who embrace this type of dynamic and cheerful approach to work. We are bilingual and bicultural people who are able to flow seamlessly between Spanish and English and between Argentine and U.S. cultures. If this sounds like you, we look forward to connecting soon!