ELDA STANCO DOWNEY
Elda Stanco Downey, PhD, is Founder + CEO of Roanoke Spanish, a cultural intelligence firm, and is on the Faculty of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Born in Venezuela, she grew up trilingual, speaking Spanish and Italian at home, and English at her international school. Elda is passionate about community advocacy, serving on numerous non-profit boards and by appointment from City Council and the Governor of Virginia. She earned an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Romance Languages & Literatures at The University of Chicago. She holds an M.A. and a PhD in Hispanic Studies from Brown University.