Indiana Chapter

Aida was born in Gary, Indiana and moved to Puerto Rico after she graduated from high school. She attended and graduated from the University of Puerto Rico (BA in Business Education). When she returned to Indiana, she attended Indiana University NW where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education and a post baccalaureate degree in Accounting.

After 35 years in the workforce, Aida retired as a cost accountant and has dedicated her free time pursuing another career in the culinary field. She is the author of “Aida’s Kitchen a lo Boricua” – a bilingual Puerto Rican cookbook. She has her own food blogging website and YouTube Channel.

Aida has been volunteering for both for-profit organizations and non-profit organizations for the past 48 years. She is currently the President of the Indiana Chapter of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRW). In the past several years, the Indiana Chapter has awarded college scholarships to empower and promote the future leadership roles of the Puerto Rican women in our community.

Aida Lugo McAllister, President

Welcome to the Indiana Chapter of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRW) National Website. The Indiana Chapter consists of a group of women with different cultural and professional backgrounds that often contribute new ideas in pursuing our goals and creative solutions to achieving our mission.

We strongly support the concept that education is the foundation in empowering Puerto Rican women to become an asset to their community by awarding several college scholarships on a yearly basis. In addition, we promote and preserve our heritage through various cultural events.

Please join us in our efforts to promote and empower Latin women. Please visit our Facebook Page:

Warm Regards,

Aida Lugo McAllister

President, Indiana Chapter