Luis A. Irizarry Figueroa
Director of Communications
Luis A. Irizarry Figueroa graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in May 2019 with a BA in Philosophy. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in linguistics, specializing in Celtic and Hispanic languages, and has earned a M.S in Human Language Technologies en route to the Ph.D. In 2021 was elected to serve as a representative of the Graduate Student Council at the University of Arizona and shortly after to serve as the Secretary. During his time as secretary, he has worked towards the benefit of graduate students, supporting initiatives to open new employment opportunities as well as new grants. He has advocated for higher education in Capitol Hill presenting requests for the support of bills that would expand Pell Grants for Graduate Students and Increase funding to support Support Higher Education in Arizona. Luis has also served in multiple positions within the Linguistics Department at the University of Arizona such as faculty representative, outreach representative, and president of the Graduate Student Organization, LingCircle. Outside of linguistics research and NAGPS, Luis devotes his time to Freemasonry and supporting its philanthropic groups such as Shriners Hospitals for Children, the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation, Royal Arch Research Assistance, and RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program.