Who we are

ACT Hispanic Parents and Citizens Association Incorporated

Established in January 2021, with the objective to support the establishment of a bilingual Spanish programme in the ACT, we are run by volunteers for the community.

We have been providing immersion sessions for children and adults, organised cultural events and brought the community together to celebrate our culture, sharing it with the Canberra community.

Our mission is to support the Spanish language in the ACT, while assisting our members with community services and providing immersion sessions for the future generations of the ACT.

Our vision is a Hispanic community that is a vibrant and enriching presence in the Canberra life.

We function based on values such as empathy, partnership, community and service.

We can’t wait to meet you and your family! Visit our website and see how we can help you.

Secondary teacher,
bilingual education advocate.

Cris Wright


Cristina has been a secondary languages teacher for the past 14 years. Together with her husband, Toby, she has a 3 year old boy and a 5 year old girl, and they are raising them with bilingual capabilities in Spanish and English. 

She was born in Tenerife, Canary Islands, and when she was 18 she emigrated to England, where she trained as a teacher and a translator. She came to Canberra in 2013 and has worked since in one of the private schools in the ACT. 

She has worked as a volunteer with disabled children and has a strong interest in children psychology.

Secondary teacher, yogui and animal lover.

Fabian Lopez


Fabian Lopez is a highschool teacher currently working at a private school in the ACT teaching Spanish. 

Fabian was born and raised in Mexico and migrated to Australia with his family as a teenager. Although he has been in Australia now for over 20 years, he still feels a strong connection with his origins and thus is passionate about teaching the language, promoting Spanish culture in Australia.

Fabian is also a meditation and yoga teacher and has experience with non for profits and a background in business.

Photographer, business woman and professional chill outer.

Stephanie Jimenez


Stephanie is from Colombia; she is passionate about animals, photography and food.

She has her own photography business and manages the family construction business; Steph is dedicated and gives 100% in everything she puts her head-on.

Steph moved to Australia from Colombia when she was 18 years old and since then she felt in love with Australia.

Early Childhood Teacher,
Communications officer

Mayra España

Communications officer.

Mayra has a degree in Child Pedagody from Colombia. She worked as a preschool teacher in different private and public schools in her country. In addition, she had the opportunity to work with children with cognitive disadvantages.

Married to a Colombian, they have a 1 year old son born in Canberra, and they speak Spanish at home.

In 2019, together with her husband, decided to emigrate to Australia in search of new horizons for their lives, arriving first in Sydney and after a year and a half, they moved to Canberra.

Mayra is very positive and passionate about working with children.

La Chama, all rounder, magic maker.

Lisbeth Gomez

Logistics officer.

Lisbeth is an entrepreneur, she is from Venezuela and she came to Australia in 2006.

She has effective communication skills with proven ability to build strong customer and personal relationships. 

Lis is highly motivated, positive and goal-oriented. She has experience teaching adults and children.

Lis is volunteering at ACT Hispanic Parents Association and at the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra.

General Committee members

Georgina Misev

Positions open, contact us to enquire.