Luisa Vincent joined Prime Time as the community partnership specialist after holding a variety of key roles in encouraging children, youth and afterschool practitioners in Palm Beach County for more than 13 years.
Luisa worked as the afterschool site director for L.A.I.R.O (Latin American Immigrant and Refugee Organization) and for F.A.U. Pine Jog for nearly nine years before accepting her most recent position as the educational and training program coordinator at Florida Atlantic University, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center. As the program coordinator, she developed and implemented afterschool environmental literacy curriculum, managed educational field trips, trained afterschool practitioners and teachers in different educational capacities, presented in local conferences,and co-coordinated the establishment of the first Nature Playscape in Florida.
Most recently, Luisa designed and developed the program Teaching Empathy through Nature, a Prime Time expanded learning opportunity (ELO). During the first year of implementing the program, Luisa received the Sparks of Mind award at Prime Time’s 2019 Afterschool Symposium. Luisa holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education from Florida Atlantic University as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. She possesses an Advanced Director’s Credential and is currently earning the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialization from the University of Colorado Boulder.