Paula Leguisamo

Paula Leguisamo

Philosophy Teacher Assistant


  • BA in Philosophy Teaching Degree (Profesorado), Instituto de Profesores "Artigas", Uruguay

I am a UWC Dilijan alumna and a proud member of the UWC movement. Since graduating in 2018, I have been an active member of my National Committee. Between 2020 and 2022, I served as one of the representatives for my generation in the founding UWC Dilijan Alumni Council. I strongly believe in the power of education for fostering intercultural understanding and creating a sustainable future. However, I also believe that this can only be achieved if education is accessible to everyone. This belief has become the driving force behind shaping my career.

During the past five years, while completing my university education, I devoted my time to expanding the UWC movement in Uruguay. My aim has been to democratise knowledge about UWC and, in turn, provide greater access to the UWC education. Before joining UWC Dilijan's faculty, I participated in Teach For All programmes in Uruguay, where I worked with incarcerated youth to reshape their educational experiences. Working at UWC Dilijan presents an incredible opportunity for me to contribute to the UWC movement from a different perspective.

What character trait is most important in a teacher? 
Being a good listener

Who is your role model or mentor or who inspires you? 
All of my teachers have inspired me and I consider them mentors in different ways.

What is your life motto? 
"¿Quién es suficientemente joven y valiente para soportar el peso de empezar?"

What are the three things you can't imagine your life without? 
Friends, love and music.

What do you like to do in your spare time? 
When in Armenia - hiking, skiing and eating lavash. When in Uruguay - drinking mate, a typical South American drink, volunteering and scouting for Armenian restaurants.