ISA Office in Valencia, Spain
Resident Director in Valencia, Spain
Manuel Gutiérrez Olavarría was born in Santander. He studied Biology at the University of Salamanca and attended the Complutense University of Madrid for specific courses in Marine Biology. He began working with ISA in 2001 as a director of the Sevilla and Santander programs, working in Sevilla during the school year and Santander during the summer. He was the Valencia director in 2004-2007 and briefly became the director in Barcelona before he returned to Valencia for the fall of 2008. Manuel enjoys being exposed to different cultures and people from all over the world, and he believes this aspect of the job is the most rewarding.