Dr. Georgianna Duarte is a professor in Early Childhood Education at the University of Texas at Brownsville. She has a PhD in Early Childhood Education and teaches a variety of ECE graduate courses at the University of Texas at Brownsville, in the border of US/MX. She has been engaged in international work for over 20 years, and over 8 years of collaboration in Peru. She has been a consultant, trainer, and program reviewer for the Office of Head Start for over 20 years. She has written in international journals, and is presently planning a book about Migrant Children. She just recently completed a training in International Education Diplomacy in Washington DC provided by Association of Child Education International.

Dr. Duarte serves on the executive board of the International Play Association USA, and is chair of the International Committee in Association of Childhood International (ACEI). She serves as the Vice President of International Play Association of North America. She is a relentless advocate for equity, respect and justice for young children and families as she continues her own professional journey of deeper cultural and linguistic understanding of our planet.