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Santiago Valiente, P.h. D.
Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico but was registered in the Barrio Carbonell, Cabo Rojo. During the Second Word War his family moved to Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico where he attended the Colegio del Espiritu Santo, Hato Rey for his primary, secondary and high school education. He started his college education at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, but transferred to New York University, New York where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics. Subsequently he received Master of Arts degrees in Economics from the University of Puerto Rico and Duke University. In 1979 he and his wife, Sonia and two daughters moved to New York City to continue graduate studies at Columbia University where he obtained his Ph.D. in Economics in 1885.
Dr. Santiago-Valiente taught Economics, Statistics and Social Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey, was Senior Economist, Energy, at the N.Y. City Department of Telecommunications and Energy and Deputy Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, New York Regional Office.
Dr. Santiago-Valiente was President of the Hispanic Council in the St. John Parish, Bronx and a member of its Parish Council; member of the Archdiocesan Committee of Our Lady of Providence; a founder and treasurer of the Federation of Puerto Rican Township Organizations in N.Y., Inc. and a member of the Editorial Board of its newspaper; a founder and Vice president of Los Hijos de Corozal, Inc.; member of the Asociacion Pro Cultura Puertorriquena/Hispanica; a member of the Board of Directors of Musica de Camara, Inc.; Vice president of the Asociacion Puertorriquena de Escritores de N.Y., Inc.; and, President of the United Statehooders Organization of N.Y., Inc.
At present Dr. Santiago-Valiente and his wife live in Santa Teresa, N.M. near El Paso Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico where two married daughters and a grand-daughter live.
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