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Alessandro Zagato

September 24, 2021

Alessandro Zagato is our storyteller, he brings to the forefront the lived experiences from the students and families Escalera works for. He holds a PhD in Sociology from Maynooth University,

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Lucio Gómez Sántiz

June 30, 2020

Lucio is the coach for the teachers running the Emprende program in their classrooms. As a social psychologist he enjoys promoting life skills for the youth in Chiapas. He has

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Yuridiana Urbina Ballinas

June 30, 2020

Diana is our storyteller. With a background in psychology and social work, she is passionate about connecting donors and students in meaningful ways. Despite thousands of miles that often separates

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Myriam Hernandez

February 28, 2019

Myriam has more than 5 years of experience with NGOs and international organizations, and combines her in-depth local knowledge with an international perspective. She holds a Masters degree in Social

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Antelmo Rene Lopez Estrada

September 23, 2017

René is our organization's repair and transportation guru. He keeps our vehicles running smoothly despite the heavy beatings they take on Chiapas’ rough mountain and jungle roads. He brings over

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Lourdes Jacqueline Gomez Cruz

September 23, 2017

Jacqueline found her passion for education working as a teacher in rural communities. She has a law degree and amazing attention for detail. An Escalera scholarship recipient herself, she’s lived

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Jose Victor Jimenez Lopez

September 23, 2017

Jose brings 4 years of experience working with rural teachers and schools in Chiapas. He is passionate about the education sector and helping the most underprivileged have access to education.

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Maricriz Escalante Arroyo

September 23, 2017

From a rural community in Chiapas, MariCriz understands the importance of education and is excited to use her experience to create educational programs that empower students in Southern Mexico.