Assistant Professor and Latin American Area Studies Librarian at The Ohio State University
Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros provides expertise to DJA that draws upon her experiences and skills set. As a bilingual/bicultural information professional, has supported international research initiatives, developed non-profit signature events, and managed programs for organizations operating in California, Arizona, New York, and Mexico. As a former public librarian with the San Diego County Library and the Sedona Public Library, she oversaw year-round educational and cultural library programming for youth, teens, and adults that resulted in expanded services to diverse and at-risk communities. Previously with the International House of Blues Foundation-San Diego, Pamela independently managed educational art programming that promoted intercultural exchange and dialogue for over 6,000 participants annually.
She is the recipient of a Fulbright Garcia Robles Binational Business Fellowship, a program initiated after the signing of NAFTA to promote binational business relations. As a Fulbright Fellow, Pamela worked as an international communication specialist for the Golden Eagle, Man and Nature conservation campaign and exhibit debuted at the National Museum of History, Castillo de Chapultepec. The Ohio State Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Latino & Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research selected Pamela as the 2016 Latino Role Models Day keynote speaker. Her committee work with Universities Libraries’ Diversity and Inclusion Committee was the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards through The Ohio State’s Office of Human Resources and the Senate Diversity Committee.
Pamela received a B.A from the University of San Diego and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University. In her current role, Pamela liaisons for students, faculty and staff of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU -Latino/a Studies Program, and the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS).