I graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2015 with a doctorate in cultural anthropology, a graduate certificate in human rights, and above all the desire to work towards something meaningful beyond my own career. With América Solidaria I can contribute to a practical effort to forge connections and create change across this hemisphere. My thesis focused on the role of international development volunteers in building capacity (and dependency) in grassroots organizations in Guatemala, where I worked as the volunteer coordinator at Trama Textiles, a regional artisan cooperative. Guatemala also gave me my love of salsa dancing, backstrap weaving, and singing in public.
I am a mother of four with a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Católica de Chile. I am originally from Santiago, Chile and I have been an immigrant in the US for the past eight years. Raising my children, working in education projects and volunteering with other social organizations made me realize I wanted to work in America Solidaria.
Coordinating CONCAUSA is a marvelous opportunity to help children to look beyond, to find their dreams through their own work, effort and passion. I’m so happy to work here!