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Alumni Association

"Once a Bear, always a Bear".

The ASF Alumni Association exists to help alumni stay connected to ASF regardless of where they are in life. It promotes ASF events, business opportunities, fundraising, personal development, and leverages a powerful and effective network of community role models.

The ASFAA helps build lifelong and mutually beneficial relationships between ASF alumni and the broader ASF community, and is an independent and collaborative voice; an ambassador and safe-keeper of ASF values.

Council Members

The ASFAA shall be governed by the ASFAA Council. The Council shall be responsible for the management, oversight and active conduct of ASFAA affairs.

Council members (or “Councilors”) shall be composed of the current serving ASFAA Officers and Standing Committee Directors.

  • President, Ana Elena Pérez (‘85)
  • Vice President, Rodrigo Gutiérrez ('97)
  • Treasurer, Claudia Debler (‘95)
  • Secretary, Marissa Russell ('92)

Committee Directors

ASF Talks Committee Directors

  • Daniela Escalante, (‘02)
  • Sharon Fastlicht, (‘97)
  • Jeannine Diego, (‘88)
  • Teruhi Yoshioka, ASF Cultural Affairs Coordinator

Alumni Kick-Off Bowl and Alumni Soccer Tournament Committee Directors

  • Juan José Suárez, (‘10)
  • Manuel Brindis, (‘98)
  • Paul Sarfati, (‘98)

Run for Education Committee Director

  • Dalia Aliphas, ASF AA Associate Member and ASF Parent


Membership Types at the ASFAA:

  1. Alumni Members. There shall be one class of voting membership consisting of individuals who attended ASF for at least one full school year and left the school in good standing. Alumni Members shall be eligible to: i) vote in elections; ii) serve on the Council (term defined later in this document); iii) serve on committees of the Association; and iv) hold office in the ASFAA.

  2. Associate Members (Non-Alumnus). Associate membership shall be conferred upon all persons whose admission will contribute to the ASFAA ability to carry out its purpose, especially if they have made a significant contribution to the ASF or the ASFAA but did not attend the School. This type of membership may include parents of current or former students and current or former administrators, teachers or donors to ASF. They shall have no right to vote, to hold office in, or to serve on the Council of the ASFAA. Associate Members may serve in committees, but may not chair a committee).

All members should register on the ASF Alumni database and should sign the ASF Privacy Agreement. Interested on becoming an ASFAA member? Please contact our Alumni Office at

Alumni Awards

The ASFAA grants an Alumni Award to a student that best represents the values of the ASF Community and has demonstrated a Bear quality throughout all their actions at the school.

Thank You to our Volunteers

  • Blake Davis (‘04), Alumni Kick Off Bowl Committee
  • Diane Clement, Associate Member and ASF Faculty, Run for Education
  • María Moreno, Associate Member and ASF Parent, Run for Education
  • Marissa Russell (‘89), Run for Education
  • Paulina Silva (‘89), Run for Education
  • Héctor Coss, Associate Member and ASF Parent, Run for Education
  • Alan Spindel (‘11), ASF Talks Speaker Committee
  • Gaby Morett (‘85), ASF Talks Speaker Committee
  • Yair Gittler (‘14), ASF Talks Speaker Committee
  • Jonathan Davis (‘08), ASF Talks Speaker Committee
  • Sean Buckley (‘04), ASF Talks Art Committee
  • Graciela Uriegas, Associate Member and ASF Parent, ASF Talks Art Committee
  • Marcela Bretón, ASF Talks Tech Committee
  • Iván Guerra, ASF Talks Tech Committee
  • José Fernando Hugo Herrera, ASF Talks Tech Committee
  • Hugo Cabrera, Associate Member and ASF Staff, ASF Talks Tech Committee
  • Manuel Fagoaga, Associate Member and ASF Staff, ASF Talks Tech Committee
  • Katya de Lassé (‘95), ASF Talks Hosting Committee
  • Michelle Troice (‘01), ASF Talks Hosting Committee
  • Cindy Engel (‘00), ASF Talks Hosting Committee
  • Paulina Silva (‘89), ASF Talks Hosting Committee
  • Lourdes de la Llata (‘99), ASF Talks Hosting Committee
  • Ana Elena Pérez (‘85), ASF Talks Hosting Committee
  • Ale Piñeiro (‘97), ASF Talks Food and Beverage Committee
  • Mariana Veytia (‘01), ASF Talks Food and Beverage Committee
  • Érika Arévalo (‘03), ASF Talks Communications Committee
  • Daniel Avilés (‘03), ASF Talks Communications Committee

Career Day Delegates

  • Alan Spindel, Strategy and Finance in Hospitality
  • Amanda Berenstein, International Relations and Communications
  • Amando Méndez Guzmán, CEO
  • Andrés Barrios, Entrepreneur
  • Antonio Pacheco, Business Administration
  • Carrie Kahn, International Correspondent
  • Daniela Mijares, Chef and Hospitality Director
  • David Lask, Fintech Entrepreneur
  • Deborah Dana, Entrepreneur/Venture Capital
  • Enrique Aguilar, Country Manager Urban Mobility
  • Gilberto Ramírez, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Héctor Coss, Big Data Consulting
  • Jonathan Davis Arakelian, Film Producer
  • José Cortés, Lawyer
  • Juan José Solorzano, Entrepreneur
  • Luis Maldonado Schmitt, Industrial Engineer
  • Mauricio Dana, Operations Sr. Manager UBER
  • Pablo Álvarez Martínez, Architect
  • Pablo Cervantes, Attorney
  • Pola Capuano, Doctor
  • Rafael Romo, Corporate Attorney
  • Roberto Newell García, Economist
  • Roberto Nicolás Vázquez, Diplomat and Foreign Policy
  • Rodrigo López Buenrostro, Vice President Asset Management
  • Saskia Niño de Rivera, Entrepreneur and Human Rights Activist
  • Sharon Bissell, Philanthropy and Human Rights
  • Stephanie Nolen, Foreign Correspondent, Latin America Bureau Chief
  • Thomas Heather, Attorney
  • Wendy Marie Smith, International Education Development Professional

Class Reps

Leti Miranda (‘55), Nancy Silva (‘65), Tony González (‘69), Betty Estrada (‘74), Vivian Lampell (‘74), Bárbara Estrada (‘76), Sue Macintosh Kassem (‘80), Ana Cecilia Pérez Vargas (‘81), Ma. Dolores (‘82), Rosario Lemos (‘82), Martha Domínguez (‘83), Keyko Durán (‘84), Ana Elena Pérez (‘85), Gaby Morett (‘85), Andrea Cesarman (‘86), Gaby Lara (‘87), Brenda Santander (‘88), Lynnette Rivera (‘89), Helga Klein (‘90), Michael Fastlicht (‘91), Verónica González (‘91), Marissa Russell (‘92), Angie Alemán (‘93), León Merikanskas (‘93), Alyson Galindo (‘94), William O’Brien (‘95), Mónica Bravo (‘96), Fernanda Rex (‘97), Rodrigo Gutiérrez (’97), Santiago Kneeland (‘98), Anakarina Piña (‘99), Alexia Camil (‘00), Pola Capoano (00), Ricardo Cortina (‘01), Deborah Dana (‘01), Andrés Bonett (‘02), Daniela Escalante (‘02), Érika Arevalo (‘03), Alexis Matta (‘03), Monserrat Plascencia (‘04), Guillermo Rojas (‘04), Fernanda Ramírez (‘05), José Manuel Zardain (‘05), Saskia Niño de Rivera (‘06), Miguel Toro (‘06), Jonathan Davis (‘08), Arturo Sánchez (‘09), Nicole Matta (‘10), Alan Spindel (‘11), Enrique Trave (‘12), Ximena Rosillo (‘13), Alonso Iturbe (‘14), Roberto Nicolín (‘15), Sofía Riquelme (‘16), Carlo Demesa (‘19).