CIQ - Centro Intercultural de Querétaro  

Gabriela Castañeda Salcedo

General Director



Gabriela Castañeda was born in Mexico City in the year of 1958. She is a passionate promoter of culture, specifically through the teaching of languages. Gabriela received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico.

She started her professional career in intercultural Exchange in 1992 as a representative in Mexico of the Interamerican University Studies Institute. In this institution she reached the rank of Vice-President in the year of 2009. She dedicated herself entirely to the designing of cultural immersion programs into Mexican culture for prestigious American universities as well as for groups with different disciplinary backgrounds.


In the year of 1994, Gabriela founded the Centro Intercultural de Querétaro with the firm objectives that keep true today and that have given her the experience to be recognized for the quality and passion with which she carries out her work as the institution’s director, positioning her in her community and in universities around the world.
Currently, apart from managing Centro Intercultural de Querétaro, she is director in Mexico of the Oregon University System.



Daniela Otero Castañeda

Administrative and Academic Areas Coordinator

Daniela Otero was born in Mexico City in 1983. She currently resides in the city of Queretaro where she completed her undergraduate studies in Marketing at Universidad Contemporánea.

Since the year 2007, she took on the job of Coordinator of the Centro Intercultural de Queretaro where she has completed diverse projects regarding market studies as well as the organization of both national and international courses offering a high quality in the institution’s services and likewise maintaining its philosophy.