Dr. Ybarra-Frausto is currently Associate Director for Creativity & Culture at the Rockefeller Foundation.  His work with the division includes the Humanities Residency Fellowship Program, The Recovering and Reinventing Cultures Through Museums Program, The U.S. Mexico Fund For Culture, and PACT (Partnerships Affirming Community Transformation).  Prior to joining the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Ybarra-Frausto was a tenured professor at Stanford University in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.  He has served as the Chair of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco and the Smithsonian Council, and has written and published extensively, focusing, for the most part, on Latin American and U.S./Latino cultural issues.  In 1998, Dr.Ybarra-Frausto was awarded the Henry Medal by the Smithsonian Institution.