Lourdes Tinajero joined AMHS through her association with Holy Rosary Church, where she assists as a catechist for young children. The parish and her love of Italy, the Italian culture, language and cuisine are “a piece of heaven.”
Ms. Tinajero serves as a Program Manager and Analyst at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Her primary duties include the development and management of program initiatives, particularly those concerning resource management and communications. Prior to her role at GPO, Lourdes served as the Director of Legislative Policy and Government Relations for the Cuban American National Council, a national non-profit organization providing direct services to individuals in the areas of education, healthcare, housing, and civic responsibilities. Other experience includes roles at the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Census Bureau, Community College of Denver, and New Mexico Minority Business Development Council. She has also served as a consultant to the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard University, AARP, American Social Health Association, and authored publications on higher education, business and industry. Personal interests include cooking, fashion design, and global cultural diversity. A guiding point comes from her paternal grandfather, Antonio Tinajero, who showed that “Education never ends!”
“I’m so proud of AMHS and its continuing growth. I hope to contribute to the Society’s valuable relationships with the Italian and Italian-American community, as well as to the public’s knowledge and love of Italy!” Lourdes is a member of the AMHS Scholarship Committee.