Karina de la Torre Garcia was 28-years old when she was selected as a GOJoven Fellow. Karina holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from La Salle University, Mexico City. She holds certification in Institutional Strengthening and Fundraising, as well as Leadership and Management for Civil Society Organizations, and she was granted a scholarship from the Summit Foundation to pursue her Master’s in Social Marketing. Karina has worked with environmental non-profit organizations such as Greenpeace Mexico; Save the Children; Flora, Fauna, and Culture of Mexico; and Amigos de Sian Ka’an. In 2009, Karina was part of the Sierra Club Tour in 6 cities in the U.S., presenting on “Environment and Population, the case in Quintana Roo.” Karina also has worked in the area of sexual and reproductive rights organizations APIS and Foundation for Equality, where she addressed issues around domestic violence, gender equity, human rights, and feminism. She has volunteered on autonomy and social justice projects in Chiapas and ran a radio program about sexual and reproductive health in Quintana Roo, Mexico. In addition to being a GOJoven Fellow, she was a consultant for PHI serving as GOJoven Country Representative in Mexico.
- Maria Manuela Garcia PúManuela Garcia Pú became a GOJoven Fellow at age 28. As a Mayan woman, Manuela worked within ASECSA’s advocacy program focusing on gender policy and advocacy, both at the national level and within the organization. Prior to coming to ASECSA, she trained young Mayan women who work as domestic servant...