Director of International Admissions

Hailing from San Diego, California, Carlos has been part of the MAIA team since 2015. Over the years he has met and interviewed hundreds of international students with a desire to study abroad in the U.S. Engaging and informing international students about the higher education opportunities available through MAIA is his mission. He holds a B.A. in Economics from San Diego State University and is an advocate of international education and cross-cultural communication.


With a deep passion for travel and exploration, Carlos has traveled to over 30 countries and loves experiencing the culture, customs, food and language of other countries. He is fully trilingual (English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese) and considers himself a global citizen.