Cynthia Villanueva, BS

Cynthia Villanueva, BSEducation and Child Development
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450


Professional Summary

Cynthia is an Assistant Project Director in the Department of Education and Child Development at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and an ESL Endorsement with Concordia University. Her previous experience includes working as an educator in various grade levels from pre-kindergarten to 4th grade for the Dual Language Program at Omaha Public Schools, Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic Schools, and overseas in the educational system of Peru for more than 16 years. 

Cynthia has been part of UNMC since 2013. In her current position, she assists in coordinating multiple projects and leads the department’s bilingual team. She conducts individual child assessments and classroom observations in early childhood programs and schools across Nebraska. Cynthia also collaborates with her colleagues providing translation and interpretation in Spanish to meet their clients’ needs. 

Specialty Certifications


ESL Endorsement, Concordia University, NE, 2006
BS in Early Childhood Education, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru– Lima, Peru, 1997

Professional Affiliations

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)


MMI Standouts (2017)