Yesenia Fernandez-Selier Cuban born performer and researcher, Yesenia Fernandez Selier is currently a media, culture and communication PhD candidate at New York University-Steinhart . Yesenia is the recipient of fellowships from CLACSO and the CUNY Caribbean Exchange Program of Hunter College and recognized for her work preserving Latino heritage by the “Save Latin America Organization”. Her work on Afro Cuban culture, encompassing dance, music and race identity has been published in Cuba, United States and Brazil. Yesenia has developed several projects, like Tambo! and Ibiono Project to promote the Afro Cuban legacy in NYC. She produced the theater play “ Women Orishas” for Miami Cuban Museum (2013) and the show “Cuba en Clave” for the New York Cuban Cultural Center (2014). She is the Executive Director of Global Rhythms.