Alberto de Salvatierra is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the UNLV School of Architecture where he founded and coordinates the interdisciplinary Global Studio Program, SoA’s first international design studio program; he also co-founded and co-coordinates at-LAS, a new interdisciplinary laboratory. He is also Founder and Principal of PROXIIMA, and current Shaper (and former Curator) of the Las Vegas Hub of the Global Shapers Community—an initiative by the World Economic Forum based in Geneva, Switzerland. A polymath, architectural designer, and landscape urbanist, de Salvatierra holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and both a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Master of Design Studies in Urbanism, Landscape and Ecology from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. He has conducted academic-related travel and research in 27 countries over the last 8 years and his work has been featured in various publications. He is the past recipient of Cornell's Robert James Eidlitz Fellowship, Harvard Library's Inaugural May Crane Fellowship, and GSD's Penny White Prize. Prior to arriving at UNLV, he taught ecological design at Cornell University, architecture foundations at the Boston Architectural College, and landscape architecture at GSD’s Design Discovery. This past summer, he was a Visiting Professor at Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO), Mexico's most prestigious university.