Staff

Executive Leadership

Joseph Berninger

Co-Founder/Executive Director

  • Former marketing representative for IBM
  • Graduate of the University of Colorado (MA, Religious Studies)
  • Graduate of Xavier University (BA, History)
  • Has implemented development projects in Guatemala since 1997

As Executive Director, Joe is responsible for overall management and oversight of U.S. operations. He is also responsible for program design, implementation, effectiveness, strategic planning, business plans, and measurable results.


Rony Mejía

General Director for Guatemala Operations

  • Seven years of experience as Chief of Party and Deputy Director of Counterpart International Guatemala
  • 16 years of experience in development, including consulting work with USAID, the European Union, Rainforest Alliance, the Smithsonian Institution, and the United Nations Development Programme
  • Graduate of Fundación ICEF, Guatemala and Centro Universitario Villanueva, Spain (MA, Family Education Advising)
  • Graduate of Del Valle University (BA, Ecotourism)

As Guatemala General Director, Rony is responsible for overall management, oversight, and effectiveness of Guatemala programs and operations. He also coordinates strategic plan implementation and program operational plans.

Program Strategy & Evaluation

Katie Dawson

Director of International Programs

  • 12 years of experience working in international development in India, East Africa, and Latin America
  • Graduate certificate in Assessment and Evaluation (University of Cincinnati)
  • Graduate of Swarthmore College (BA, Economics)

As Director of International Programs, Katie is responsible for overall strategic program design, implementation, and effectiveness. She also directs the monitoring and evaluation of our programs, oversees the development of the Rise Program, and coordinates strategic planning activities. She works closely with the program teams in Guatemala, serving as a link between the U.S. and Guatemala offices.


Augusto Bal

Subdirector of Programs

  • 24 years of experience in education
  • Former Administrative Director at various public schools
  • Former Administrative Coordinator, Guatemalan Ministry of Education (Chimaltenango)
  • Coursework in Pedagogy, History, and Mathematics at San Carlos University, Guatemala
  • Graduate of El Seminario Teológico Centroamericano, Guatemala City (MA, Theology; BA, Religious Studies)

As Subdirector of Programs, Augusto oversees all of CoEd’s programs in Guatemala, leading their strategic development and fostering coordination between them. He also manages our relationship with the Ministry of Education and coordinates partnerships with other organizations.

Textbook Program

Mario Yac

Textbook Program Coordinator

  • Former Administrative Principal of Cristiano Nueva Sibilia School, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
  • Two years of experience coordinating educational projects for the Guatemalan Ministry of Education
  • Coursework in Information Systems at Mariano Gálvez University
  • Graduate of Rafael Landívar University (MA, Philosophy)
  • Graduate of Mariano Gálvez University (MA, Education; BA, Educational Administration)

As Textbook Program Coordinator, Mario coordinates teacher training, Textbook Program activities, and special projects. He also provides tour support.


Niger Guox

Field Representative and Teacher Trainer

  • Nine years of experience as a teacher at Pologuá Cooperative Middle School (Pologuá, Guatemala) and as facilitator for the University of San Carlos in Guatemala
  • Graduate of Mariano Gálvez University (MA, Education & Instruction; BA, Education Administration)

As a Field Representative and Teacher Trainer, Niger is responsible for coordinating teacher training and monitoring Textbook Program activities, including providing support to teachers and administrators in the program, making sure revolving fund payments are collected, and conducting program evaluations. He also provides tour support.


Luis Xicay

Field Representative

  • 29 years of experience in education
  • Former Administrative Director at various public schools, including Cerritos Asunción

As a Field Representative, Luis is responsible for monitoring Textbook Program activities, including providing support to teachers and administrators in the program, making sure revolving fund payments are collected, and conducting program evaluations. He also provides tour support.


Edwin Orizaba

Field Representative and Teacher Trainer

  • Graduate of Panamericana University (BA, Education)
  • Five years of experience as an educational coordinator with World Vision
  • Four years of experience as a teacher at Rural University
  • Two years of experience as a trainer at Servicios Educativos Integrales (SEI)

As a Field Representative and Teacher Trainer, Edwin is responsible for monitoring Textbook Program activities, including providing support to teachers and administrators in the program, making sure revolving fund payments are collected, and conducting program evaluations. He also provides tour support.


Cesar Juárez

Field Representative

  • Graduate of San Carlos University (BA, Education with a specialization in Educational Administration)
  • Nine years of experience in education

As a Field Representative, Cesar is responsible for monitoring Textbook Program activities, including providing support to teachers and administrators in the program, making sure revolving fund payments are collected, and conducting program evaluations. He also provides tour support.


Maritza Rodríguez

Textbook Program Assistant

  • Experience as an assistant for various private companies
  • Coursework in Business Administration & Information Systems in FISICC-IDEA, Galileo University

As the Textbook Program Assistant, Maritza is responsible for carrying out the administrative processes that enable the program to function, such as managing program school records and providing secretarial support.

Computer Program

Miguel Quinteros

Computer Centers Program Coordinator

  • More than seven years of experience in finance at Credomatic of Guatemala and Distribuidora Alcazaren
  • Graduate of Mariano Galvez University, Guatemala City (BA, Business Administration)

As Computer Centers Program Coordinator, Miguel is responsible for overall management of the program, including program design, implementation, and effectiveness. He also assists in the strategic direction of the project (educational approach, student learning goals, geographic reach, etc.), budget creation and monitoring, compliance and reporting, and Computer Center revolving fund management.


Harold Cóbar

Operations Coordinator of Existing Educational Technology Centers

  • 13 years of experience as Coordinator and Director for Magazine Futuro, Galileo University
  • Graduate of Galileo University, Guatemala (BA, Informatics and Business Administration)
  • Coursework in Quality and Reliability Management, Galileo University

Como Coordinador de Operaciones de Centros Existentes, Harold supervisa a los supervisores del programa, mantiene relación estrecha con el personal de los institutos y funcionarios del gobierno local.


Geovany Pérez

Computer Center Supervisor

  • Seven years of experience as a computer and math teacher
  • Five years of experience providing technical and administrative support at Centro de Estudios Y Sistemas De Computación (CESC)
  • Currently studying Science and Systems Engineering at San Carlos University, Guatemala City

As a Computer Center Supervisor, Geovany is responsible for center operations involving administrative, pedagogical, and technical management. He also prepares computers for installation in new centers.


Edwin Pú

Computer Center Supervisor

  • High school graduate with a certification in science and letters
  • Currently studying Systems Engineering, Mariano Galvez University
  • Four years of experience as an Area Supervisor and PC Maintenance Assistant at Centro General de Servicios y Empedrados Antigüeños

As Computer Center Supervisor, Edwin is responsible for center operations involving administrative, pedagogical, and technical management. He also prepares computers for installation in new centers.


Leonel del Valle

Computer Center Supervisor

  • Six years of experience as a computer instructor
  • Seven years of experience as an IT technician and supervisor
  • Currently studying Systems Engineering at Mariano Galvez University

As Computer Center Supervisor, Leonel is responsible for center operations involving administrative, pedagogical, and technical management. He also prepares computers for installation in new centers.


Mónica de Ramírez

Administrative Assistant

  • Eight years professional experience as an administrative assistant for various private companies
  • Volunteered in Honduras for a year and a half
  • Currently studying Business Administration at Mariano Gálvez University, Guatemala City

As Administrative Assistant, Monica supports and assists the Computer Centers Program and provides training and meeting support.

Culture of Reading Program (CORP)

Rebeca Román

Culture of Reading Program Coordinator

  • Five years of experience as a teacher
  • Two years of experience as an assistant professor at Rafael Landívar University
  • Three years of experience as a trainer and workshop facilitator
  • Graduate of Mariano Galvez University (MA, Education)
  • Graduate of Rafael Landívar University (BA, Early Childhood & Pre-Primary Education)

As CORP Coordinator, Rebeca is responsible for CORP logistics and administration, including coordinating training sessions, in-class observations, and evaluations. She is also responsible for program methodology.


Milton Ramos

Educational Trainer

  • Six years of experience as a primary school teacher
  • Currently studying Human Rights at San Carlos University, Guatemala City
  • Graduate of Mesoamericana University, Guatemala City (BA, Philosophy)

As Educational Trainer for the Culture of Reading Program, Milton trains teachers, conducts classroom observations, and helps with evaluation studies.


Regina Sánchez

Educational Trainer

  • Seven years of experience as a teacher
  • Graduate of San Carlos University (BA, Psychology)
  • High school graduate with a certification in teaching

As an Educational Trainer, Regina trains teachers, conducts classroom observations, and helps with evaluation studies.


Alex Mucía

Educational Trainer

  • High school graduate with a certification in teaching
  • Experience working as a CORP training consultant
  • Two years of experience as a CORP Field Representative
  • Three years of experience as a teacher

As an Educational Trainer, Alex trains teachers, conducts classroom observations, and helps with evaluation studies.


Gloria Choxin

CORP Administrative Assistant

  • Currently studying Business Administration at Galileo University
  • Five years of experience as an Administrative Assistant

As Administrative Assistant, Gloria provides administrative support for the Culture of Reading Program, including training and meeting support.

Rise Youth Development Program

Samuel Buc

Rise Youth Development Program Coordinator

  • Graduate of Galileo University (BA, Business Administration)
  • 11 years of experience as Executive Secretary and Director for Fundación para el Desarrollo Integral (FUDI)
  • Three years of experience as an independent consultant

As Rise Youth Development Program Coordinator, Samuel manages and coordinates the activities of the Rise Program, including preparing scholarship agreements and payments, and monitoring academic performance.


Mayra Morales

Supervisor

  • Graduate of San Carlos University (BA, General Psychology)
  • Six years of experience as a psychologist

As Supervisor for the Rise Program, Mayra is responsible for supporting program activities, and running workshops and youth development activities in the areas of San José Poaquil and Patzun. She also assists with the selection of scholarship students, and coordinates with schools and other educational authorities.


Nabby Sirin

Supervisor

  • Graduate of Mariano Gálvez University (BA, Clinical Psychology)
  • Two years of experience as a psychologist
  • Three years of experience as a teacher

As Supervisor for the Rise Program, Nabby is responsible for supporting program activities, and running workshops and youth development activities in the areas of Santiago Sacatepéquez and Yepocapa. She also assists with the selection of scholarship students, and coordinates with schools and other educational authorities.


Evelyn Roquel

Supervisor

  • Graduate of Mariano Gálvez University (BA, Social Work)
  • Five years of experience as a supervisor for Alas de Guatemala and Asociación Puente
  • Four years of experience as a teacher

As Supervisor for the Rise Program, Evelyn is responsible for supporting program activities, and running workshop and youth development activities in the area of Chimaltenango. She also assists with the selection of scholarship students, and coordinates with schools and other educational authorities.


Heydi Chancho Sirin

Local Facilitator

  • High school graduate with a certification in pre-primary education
  • One and a half years of experience as a teacher
  • Graduate of the Rise Program (2012)

As a Local Facilitator for the Rise Program, Heydi is responsible for running workshops and youth development activities in Santiago Sacatepéquez. She also assists in the selection of scholarship students, coordinates with schools and other educational authorities, and prepares and delivers supplies to students.


Sandra Capen

Local Facilitator

  • Graduate of San Carlos University (BA, Education)
  • Two years of experience as a teacher
  • Graduate of the Rise Program (2011)

As a Local Facilitator for the Rise Program, Sandra is responsible for running workshops and youth development activities in Patzicía and Patzún. She also assists in the selection of scholarship students, coordinates with schools and other educational authorities, and prepares and delivers supplies to students.


Teresa Santelel

Local Facilitator

  • Graduate of Galileo University (BA, Education)
  • Four years of experience as a teacher

As a Local Facilitator for the Rise Program, Teresa is responsible for running workshops and youth development activities in San José Poaquil. She also assists in the selection of scholarship students, coordinates with schools and other educational authorities, and prepares and delivers supplies to students.


Marleny Batz

Local Facilitator

  • Graduate of San Carlos University (BA, Education)
  • Three years of experience as a teacher

As a Local Facilitator for the Rise Program, Marleny is responsible for running workshops and youth development activities in Patzún, Chimaltenango. She also assists in the selection of scholarship students, coordinates with schools and other educational authorities, and prepares and delivers supplies to students.


Any Xicay

Local Facilitator

  • High school graduate with a certification in pre-primary education
  • Four years of experience as a teacher

As a Local Facilitator for the Rise Program, Any is responsible for running workshops and youth development activities in the areas of Cerritos Asuncion and Chimazat, Chimaltenango. She also assists in the selection of scholarship students, coordinates with schools and other educational authorities, and prepares and delivers supplies to students.


Maribel Pérez

Local Facilitator

  • High school graduate with a certification in teaching
  • Five years of experience as a teacher

As a Local Facilitator for the Rise Program, Maribel is responsible for running workshops and youth development activities in the area of Paley in San José Poaquil. She also assists in the selection of scholarship students, coordinates with schools and other educational authorities, and prepares and delivers supplies to students.


Heidy Paola Patzán

Local Facilitator

  • High school graduate with a certification in primary education
  • Coursework in psychology at Mariano Gálvez University

As a Local Facilitator for the Rise Program, Heidy Paola is responsible for running workshops and youth development activities in Bola de Oro. She also assists in the selection of scholarship students, coordinates with schools and other educational authorities, and prepares and delivers supplies to students.


Cecilia Serech

Local Facilitator

  • High school graduate with a certification in pre-primary education
  • One year of experience as a teacher

As a Local Facilitator for the Rise Program, Cecilia is responsible for running workshops and youth development activities in Caquixajay and Caliaj. She also assists in the selection of scholarship students, coordinates with schools and other educational authorities, and prepares and delivers supplies to students.


Lesvia Marleny Andrino

Local Facilitator

  • High school graduate with a certification in primary education
  • Graduate of San Carlos University (BA, Education)
  • Five years of experience as a teacher

As a Local Facilitator for the Rise Program, Lesvia Marleny is responsible for running workshops and youth development activities in Santa Lucia Milpas Altas. She also assists in the selection of scholarship students, coordinates with schools and other educational authorities, and prepares and delivers supplies to students.


Audelina Cos

Local Facilitator

  • High school graduate with a certification in primary education
  • Graduate of San Carlos University (BA, Education)
  • Six years of experience as a teacher

As a Local Facilitator for the Rise Program, Audelina is responsible for running workshops and youth development activities in the areas of Yepocapa and Alotenango. She also assists in the selection of scholarship students, coordinates with schools and other educational authorities, and prepares and delivers supplies to students.


Yesica de León

Administrative Assistant

  • High school graduate with a certification in accounting
  • Graduate of the Rise Program (2017)
  • Currently studying business administration at Mariano Galvez University

As Administrative Assistant for the Rise Program, Yesica provides administrative support to the Local Facilitators, Supervisors, and Coordinator.

Finance

Jason Terwilliger

Chief Financial Officer

  • Graduate of Georgetown College (BS, Accounting)
  • Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor
  • 15 years of experience in accounting for nonprofit and educational organizations

As Chief Financial Officer, Jason is responsible for maintaining CoEd’s financial division, including daily financial operations, financial reporting, budgeting, tax preparation, and the annual financial statement audit. Jason also serves as management liaison to the Board of Directors’ Finance Committee.


Anne Cunningham

Director of Financial Strategy and Analytics

  • Graduate of Ohio State University (MS, Physics)
  • Graduate of Xavier University (BS, Physics, Mathematics, Information Systems)

As Director of Financial Strategy and Analytics, Anne primarily provides decision-support data and analysis. She also performs some internal control functions, projects future financial needs, and assists the CFO.


Aníbal Colindres

Financial Coordinator

  • 11 years of experience with Save the Children Guatemala
  • Graduate of Mariano Gálvez University (BA, Business Administration )

As Financial Coordinator, Aníbal is responsible for payroll, expense, and income accounting. He also manages financial reporting.


Elda Aguilar

Accountant

  • Former General & Assistant Accountant for various private companies
  • Graduate of Panamericana University (BA, Accounting)

As an Accountant, Elda is responsible for maintaining the proper functioning of accounts through effective accounting organization and administrative support.


Andersson Hernández

Accounting Specialist

  • High school graduate with a certification in accounting
  • Currently studying accounting at Da Vinci University
  • Four years of experience as a bank assistant

As Accounting Specialist, Andersson provides support with inventory, monthly travel reports, control of petty cash, writing checks, and other accounting activities.

Operations

Horacio Samayoa

Operations Director

  • Former rural development coordinator for CARE in Alta Verapaz
  • Graduate of San Carlos University (BA, Agronomic Engineering in Renewable Natural Resources)

As Operations Director, Horacio manages central operations in the Guatemala office, including organizational development, finance, and legal work. He also supports the programs through planning and process improvement.


Emy Pérez

Human Resources Coordinator

  • Eight years of experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Former Logistics Assistant for Catholic Relief Services
  • Former Human Resources Assistant for CARE
  • Graduate of Mariano Galvez University (MA, Human Resources; BA, Business Administration)

As Human Resources Coordinator, Emy is responsible for human resources management, and for ensuring the application of general policies and procedures. She also provides tour support.


Mario Mus

IT Manager

  • Five years of experience with SEGA, a Microsoft-certified computer sales & service company
  • Coursework in information systems at San Carlos University

As IT Manager, Mario is responsible for technical support for the Computer Centers, computer equipment inventory control, and maintenance on computers in the Guatemala office.


Edwin Rodríguez

Computer Technician

  • Four years of experience as a computer technician in Grupo Editorial Santillana, Belen School, and Fines Guatemala, S.A.
  • Currently studying information systems at Mariano Galvez University

As Computer Technician, Edwin is responsible for inventory control, maintenance of CoEd staff computers, and technical support for the computer centers.


Elena Ramírez

Administrative Assistant & Receptionist

  • More than two years of experience as an administrative assistant in private companies
  • High school graduate with a certification in accounting

As Administrative Assistant & Receptionist, Elena provides support with phone calls.  She also coordinates messaging, and provides administrative support to the Human Resources Coordinator.


Dany Donis

Warehouse & Logistics Officer

  • High school graduate with a certification in accounting
  • Four years of experience as a warehouse assistant with Save the Children and Arte Fino Company

As Warehouse & Logistics Officer, Dany is responsible for warehouse reporting and textbook inventory control. He also oversees CoEd’s fleet of vehicles.


Samuel Molina

Maintenance Messenger

  • More than 12 years experience as a pilot messenger

Samuel (Felipe) manages general maintenance and messenger duties for the Guatemala office complex.


Vilma Monterroso

Hospitality

Vilma manages the cooking, cleaning, and general hospitality necessary for running the CoEd Guatemala office.


Marlen Velásquez

Hospitality

Marlen manages the cleaning and general hospitality necessary for running the CoEd Guatemala office.


Julio Asturias

Hospitality

  • Eight years of experience in hospitality

Julio manages the cleaning and general hospitality necessary for running the CoEd Guatemala office.

Development

Ann Dempsey, CFRE

Director of Philanthropy

  • 16 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including work for the YWCA and Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati
  • Graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management (Northern Kentucky University)
  • Graduate of Xavier University (BS, Computer Science)

As Director of Philanthropy, Ann is responsible for overall fundraising strategy and management, including foundation relationships, major gifts, marketing, events, and donor relations.


Howard Lobb

Director of Partner Development

  • Eight years of experience working in the technology industry for Lexmark, B/E Aerospace, and ImageX.com
  • Graduate of Valparaiso University (BS, Mechanical Engineering)
  • Experience implementing development projects in Guatemala since 1999
  • Co-Founder of CoEd’s Computer Center Division in 2001

As Director of Partner Development, Howard is responsible for collaboration and relationships with supporters in Guatemala and the U.S., as well as with partner nonprofits in Guatemala.


Jessica Stieritz

Liaison to Rotary International

  • Professional experience in the nonprofit sector since 2000, including work for Peace & Justice Programs at Xavier University and time as a Jesuit Volunteer
  • Graduate of Xavier University (BA, English)
  • Member of the Ohio Pathways Rotary eClub

As Liaison to Rotary International, Jessica is responsible for coordinating CoEd’s partnership with Rotary clubs around the world, known as the Guatemala Literacy Project. She also manages the grants process with Rotary International, advises the Project Tours team, and contributes to other special projects.


Amanda Wirthlin

Donor Relations Manager

  • Experience working in-country for nonprofits in Guatemala and Honduras
  • Graduate of Anderson University (BA, Business Management)
  • Current graduate student at the University of Cincinnati

As Donor Relations Manager, Amanda works with supporters who are closely involved with CoEd’s work in Guatemala. She manages the major gifts program, supports CoEd’s Board of Directors and US Advisory Board, and collaborates with Canadian Friends of Cooperative for Education on fundraising strategies. She also coordinates CoEd’s Helping Hands service tour.


Lisa Groh

Senior Grant and Strategy Coordinator

  • Experience designing and implementing websites for nonprofit organizations, including accessibility validation and usability testing
  • Graduate of the University of Cincinnati (MA, English & Professional Writing)
  • Graduate of Muskingum University (BA, English, Psychology)

As Senior Grant and Strategy Coordinator, Lisa manages the grants program, and prepares grant reports and proposals, as well as other marketing copy. She also manages updates to the website.


Angie Gilmore

Development Officer: Canadian Friends of Cooperative for Education

  • Graduate of University of Waterloo (MA, Geography; BA, Environment and Resource Studies)
  • Graduate of University of Ottawa (BA, Education)
  • Graduate certificate in Fundraising Management (Ryerson University)

As Development Officer, Angie develops and implements strategies for Canadian Friends of Cooperative for Education. She focuses on increasing Canadian support for teacher trainings and sponsorships for 7th-12th grade students in Guatemala.


Leslie Jenkins Reed

International Service Coordinator

  • Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Emory University (BA with honors, History)
  • Graduate of the University of St. Andrews (MLitt, Historical Research)
  • Former International Teacher, CEDEI School, Cuenca, Ecuador

As International Service Coordinator, Leslie manages overall tour strategy and the U.S. side of tour planning. She also assists on the grants and sponsorships teams.


Juan Pablo Maldonado

Tours and Events Coordinator (Guatemala)

  • Graduate of the University of San Carlos (MA, Industrial Administration; BA, Business Administration)
  • More than three years of experience as coordinator for Xerox and Autómata, S.A.

As Tours and Events Coordinator, Juan Pablo is responsible for tour planning and logistics. He also coordinates with the program field teams and schools to arrange and schedule school visits and experiences.


Garrett Fenchel

Database Coordinator 

  • Experience leading and participating in outreach programs in Guatemala since 2013
  • Graduate of the University of Cincinnati (BS, Industrial Management; BBA, Economics)

Garrett manages and develops strategy for CoEd’s Outbound Donor Relations efforts. He also supports Fall Fiesta, and oversees donation processing, CoEd’s database, and office technology.


Sam Evola

Development Coordinator (Rise Youth Development Program)

  • Graduate of the University of Notre Dame (MEd, Secondary Education; BAs, English & Spanish)
  • Nonprofit experience in education, the arts, and civic engagement
  • Former English and Spanish teacher, Ascension Catholic High School

As Rise Program Coordinator, Sam manages the donor side of the Rise Program—matching new sponsors with students, communicating student status to sponsors, coordinating fundraising with the Guatemalan team, etc. He also oversees stewardship for donors who do not sponsor specific programs.


Courtney Smalley

Marketing Coordinator

  • Graduate of the University of Cincinnati (MA, Professional Writing)
  • Graduate of Thomas More College (BAs, Spanish & Creative Writing)
  • Four years of nonprofit work in Guatemala

As Marketing Coordinator, Courtney is responsible for coordinating CoEd’s digital and print communications. She also assists with grants and CoEd’s partnership with Rotary International, the Guatemala Literacy Project.


Caroline Phelps

Development and Accounting Coordinator

  • Currently studying Nonprofit Management at Indiana University
  • Graduate of Centre College (BA, Spanish)
  • 4 years of experience working with nonprofits in the U.S. and Latin America

As Development and Accounting Coordinator, Caroline provides support for CoEd’s partnership with Rotary clubs, tours to Guatemala, and accounting. She also helps coordinate the Bridges and School-to-School Programs.


Elizabeth Ruwe

Development Coordinator (Events)

  • Graduate of Northern Kentucky University (MPA; BAs, Spanish & Public Relations)
  • Experience in the nonprofit sector, including work for the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and Vision 2015

As a Development Coordinator, Elizabeth manages CoEd’s annual Fall Fiesta and other special events. She also works on the major gifts and marketing teams, and provides board support.


Mayra Sidler Guzman

Rise Program Associate (US)

  • Graduate of Northern Kentucky University (MPA; BS, Sociology)
  • Experience in the nonprofit sector, including co-founding Supporting Latino Families in NKY
  • Former community liason/interpreter for Covington Independent Public Schools

As Rise Program Associate, Mayra helps facilitate communication between Rise scholars and their sponsors. She also assists in maintaining CoEd’s database, and serves as the Cincinnati receptionist.


Andrea Zúñiga

Administrative Assistant for Communications and Tours

  • Graduate of Rafael Landivar University (BA, International Relations)
  • Three years of experience as an administrative assistant
  • Six years of experience as an English teacher

As Administrative Assistant, Andrea is responsible for providing administrative assistance to the Director of Partner Development and the International Service Coordinator.