Dr. Marta Moreno Vega is an Adjunct Associate Professor teaching Afro-Caribbean Religions and Afro Latinos in New York City at Hunter College/CUNY. Previously, Dr. Moreno Vega served as Assistant Professor at Baruch College’s Black and Hispanic Studies Department (1996-200). She is co-editor of Voices From the Battlefront: Achieving Cultural Equity (Africa World Press), and the author of The Altar of My Soul - The Living Traditions of Santería (One World/ Ballantine Books/Random House), and When the Spirits Dance Mambo (Three Rivers Press/Random House). Dr. Vega is also the executive producer of the documentary When the Spirits Dance Mambo, a documentary focused on the African-based religions of Cuba. She is the Founder and President of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and former Director of El Museo del Barrio and creator of Amigos del Museo del Barrio, Inc. Dr. Vega is one of the Founders of the Association of Hispanic Arts and its first Director. She is also one of the founders of the Network of Centers of Color and the Roundtable of Center of Colors. Dr. Vega received her Doctorate from Temple University in May 1995.