Alumni Association

ASF Alumni Association's (ASFAA) objective is to connect our thriving alumni in creative ways so we can actively and efficiently contribute to the ASF community. ASF Talks is one of the many efforts to empower, recognize and gather our tribe.


President: Nicolás Santacruz ('03)

Better known to ASF friends as “Nicky”, Nicolás is an ASF old timer, married father of two and President of the Alumni Association. Nicolás says that ASF prepared him to compete in the global world we live in, and helped him develop the values of community, tolerance, and diversity. Nicolás has a B.Sc. in industrial engineering from ITESM. He currently works at Gava Capital, a Real Estate Private Equity Fund and has previously worked at Vesta, General Electric and Engenium Capital in Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. His hobbies include kite surfing, playing guitar, cooking and travelling. He is most happy when spending quality time with friends and family. Nicolás is also a mentor in the ASF Mentoring Program. He was co-founder and chair of ASF Talks from 2013 to 2017 and has been involved in Alumni activities since 2006.

Vice President: Rodrigo Gutiérrez ('97)

Rodrigo Nar Gutiérrez Silva was born in México City and is an ASF old timer. After leaving ASF, he studied architecture at Universidad Iberoamericana and since then he has been active in the area of architecture and real estate, with his own studio. After studying architecture he expanded his studies in real estate at ITESM and UNAM. Recently Rodrigo decided to expand into designing and making furniture for residential and commercial spaces. He lives in Mexico City with his wife Martha and daughter Leonora.

Secretary: Daniela Escalante ('02)

Daniela graduated ASF in 2002 and continued her studies at University of British Columbia and Universidad Iberoamericana. She was a speaker at the first ASF Talks and has been a member of the Alumni Association since 2015. She spent eight years as a digital journalist and anchor at Televisa, and now works as the alumni relations specialis at the American School Foundation. She is also a mother, poet, hula-hooper and very proud Bear.

Treasurer: Claudia Debler ('95)

Claudia Debler is Treasurer of ASFAA. She is a practicing Lawyer who believes in giving back to her communities. Claudia joined ASFAA in 2012 because she wanted to establish mutually beneficial relationships, reconnect with fellow alumni, and inspire ASF students to be responsible contributing citizens of the world. Claudia is married and mother of two.

Art Committee

  • Director: Alexia Camil: ('00)
  • Elias Kalach ('11)
  • Carlos García Noriega ('02)
  • Stephanie Gil ('00)
  • Daniela Escalante ('02)
  • Teddy Nanes ('09)

Hosting Committee

  • Director: Rodrigo Gutiérrez ('97)
  • Saskia Niño de Rivera ('06)
  • Sofía Silva ('02)
  • Mariana Veytia ('01)
  • Michelle Troice ('01)
  • Stephanie Gil ('00)

Media Committee

  • Director: Daniela Escalante ('02)
  • Sofía Silva ('02)
  • Andrés Barrios ('01)

Speaker Committee

  • Director: Nicolás Santacruz ('03)
  • Vania Niño de Rivero ('04)
  • Julio Salazar ('03)

Supporting Staff

  • León Merikanskas ('93)
  • Janet Huerta ('01)
  • Claudia Debler ('95)

Sustainability Committee

  • Director: Melissa Veytia ('06)
  • Tomas Gottfried ('00)
  • Fernando Madrazo ('02)

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