Eduardo Salazar MoreiraPeru (Host: University of Maryland, Center for Social Value Creation)
Eduardo has three and a half years experience in the nonprofit sector, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas in Lima, Peru. For the last two years Eduardo has worked as a teacher in a low-income area of Lima for Enseña Peru, Teach for All’s Peruvian chapter. He has taught English and math in primary school, and math and business-related workshops in high school, having given students the skills and knowledge needed to start their own small businesses. In between school years at Enseña Peru, Eduardo was an intern at Caja Rural Los Andes, a rural microfinance institution in Puno, Peru, where he researched social conditions and needs beyond microcredit of rural credit holders. Previously, Eduardo worked for the post-graduate school at Universidad del Pacífic, and as a junior consultant at Invertir, a Peruvian nonprofit organization that promotes business entrepreneurship, seed capital funds, and microfinance. There he collaborated in the research and editing of a book about successful business through microfinance, and assessed business plans for business entrepreneurship programs. His work in business entrepreneurship, microfinance, and education has helped him develop leadership and capacity improvement skills, as well as skills for entrepreneurship and business development. Eduardo is interested and highly committed to social and economic development, access to microfinance, improvement in the quality of education, and reducing poverty in his country. He is also an avid reader, amateur photographer, and music-lover.
Host Organization: University of Maryland, Center for Social Value Creation
Carlos Gustavo Jáuregui PortillaPeru (Host: Social Progress Imperative)
Carlos has eight years of experience in the nonprofit sector in Peru and Haiti. He holds a Bachelor´s degree in Communication for Development from The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. He focuses on advocating for children’s rights and opportunities for vulnerable populations. While working as a Member of Technical Team of Nutriwawa project for the Peruvian Ministry of Health, he monitored and evaluated communication strategies and activities aimed to reduce early childhood malnutrition. Carlos also worked for Young Lives Peru, an international longitudinal study on childhood poverty. In his position as a Communications Assistant, he advocated children’s rights through branding, planning events, and creating website content. His international experience includes working at Groupe d’Appui aux Rapatriés et Réfugiés (GARR) in Haiti. There he supported the communication office of GARR, and carried out workshops about ICT and photography with four nonprofit organizations. Through these experiences, he learned technical skill such as using HTML language and design programs to redesign websites, create and disseminate content for websites and diversify social networks; he also learned how to plan conferences and workshops for advocacy and developed his public speaking skills. Carlos is passionate about cross-cultural understanding and multi-sectoral collaboration to achieve unity among people. Also, he enjoys travelling, engaging in sports, photography, meditation, and ICT for issues such as development, health, education, environment and cultural issues.
Host Organization: Social Progress Imperative
Role at Host Organization: Carlos will be part of a small team that leads communications for the global Social Progress Imperative effort. He will test social media strategies and forms of micro-content, write and edit blog posts, help report on the effectiveness of communications activities, and manage a website and email newsletter in multiple languages.
Adriana Alegre MatheusPeru (Host: Meridian International Center)
Adriana has eight years of experience working in the for-profit and nonprofit
sectors. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Advertising
from the San Martin de Porres University in Peru and a Master’s degree in
International Relations from the University of Barcelona in Spain. While
receiving her Master’s, Adriana served at the Public Information Office of the
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Thailand.
During this training, she created daily content for ESCAP’s digital platforms and social media
campaigns and developed a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy to
increase regional outreach. Prior to that, Adriana worked at Doctors Without Borders, forming
partnerships and raising awareness about the organization. Through AIESEC’s Global
Community Development Program, Adriana interned at a nonprofit organization in Brazil, where
she supported the implementation of various government programs in HIV prevention, LGBT
rights, and social inclusion, and she also coordinated training sessions and conferences for HIV-
positive women. Additionally, Adriana has a strong background in the private sector, where she
worked for four years in the marketing department in the hotel chain Starwood. There, she was
in charge of the annual marketing plan, branding and product development, management of
online and offline campaigns, sales initiatives, and the communication plan for the sustainability
and corporate social responsibility program. The materials she produced during these years
helped to increase Peru’s national brand visibility. Through these experiences, Adriana
developed strong skills in leadership, multicultural teamwork, project and events coordination,
and management. She shifted her career path into the nonprofit sector in search for more
impactful work experiences. Adriana is passionate about poverty alleviation and women’s
empowerment, specifically through the promotion of sustainable tourism practices in developing
countries and their consumption patterns, social systems, and revitalization of local economies.
Host Organization: Meridian International Center
Role at Host Organization: Adriana will develop strategic communications
plans, manage social media efforts, prepare graphic materials, support the monthly newsletter,
manage the database, prepare the app for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)
opening and summit, and collect program impact stories.