Diego Vega is a proud citizen of Costa Rica, Professor of Psychology and Department Head of the Psychology Department at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica since 2007. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Universidad de Costa Rica, his MSc. in Human Development and Family Studies with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Colorado State University and his Ph.D. in an Interdisciplinary Program also from CSU.
In the past 10 years, Diego has taught in the Department of Human Development and Families Studies at CSU, in the Psychology Program at Universidad de Costa Rica, and in the Psychology School at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. He teaches courses such as Family Studies, Basic Statistics, Psychotherapeutic Interventions with Couples, and Systemic Interventions with Families. His research interests include understanding culture and ethnicity, focusing primarily upon cultural differences between Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations, aging, and bilingualism. He is a clinical member of the AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy) and a member of the Costa Rican Psychological Association.
Diego was born in Costa Rica and Spanish is his first language. He has lived in three different countries (Costa Rica, Guatemala, and the U.S.) and has visited many. This will be his second voyage with SAS, as he previously sailed during the Fall 2016 voyage. He understands culture and ethnicity through experience.