Nayeli Karina de la Torre Garcia Nayeli Karina de la Torre Garcia

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 […]

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Maria Beatriz Chimal May Maria Beatriz Chimal May

Maria Beatriz Chimal May was 25-years old when she selected as a GOJoven Fellow.  Her professional experience includes working as a librarian in her native Mayan village of Coba. Beatriz speaks Spanish and Mayan and is committed to improving the lives of the children and youth in Coba. Beatriz wants to help children and youth overcome […]

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Alberto Lopez Castro Alberto Lopez Castro

Alberto Lopez Castro was 24 when he was selected for the program. He is an environmental activist living in Playa del Carmen who and is actively involved in local work to protect the mangroves of the Sian Kaan Reserve. Alberto became interested in HIV, STI and adolescent pregnancy prevention while working as a medical assistant […]

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Iris Borraz Magdaleno Iris Borraz Magdaleno

Iris Borraz Magdaleno, selected at age 23, has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Valladolidad, Yucatán, and holds Diplomas in Sales Management, Marketing, and Neurolinguistic Programming from the Technological University of Monterrey.  Her professional experience includes working in eco-tourism in the Mayan Riviera.  She worked as Assistant for the University of Valladolid upper management, […]

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Fernando Camin Medina Fernando Camin Medina

Fernando Camin Medina was selected as a GOJoven Fellow when he was 24-years old.  His professional experience includes working as the Deputy Director of Tourism for the Municipal Government of the Solidaridad District, in Playa del Carmen. He implemented district-wide programs with numerous associations and institutions. Fernando hopes to become the Director of the municipal […]

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Jacinta Chan Pech Jacinta Chan Pech

Jacinta Chan Pech was 29 when she was selected to participate in GOJoven.  Jacinta is an Industrial Engineer in Business Development and a Mayan leader who is bilingual in Spanish and Maya.  She works for the National Comission for the Development of Indigenous Communities (CDI) as the Quintana Roo State Coordinator for the Indigenous Women’s Organization (POMI).  She supervises […]

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Gabriela Maria Guzman Fajardo Gabriela Maria Guzman Fajardo

Gabriela Maria Guzman Fajardo, selected at age 26, is the founder and Director of Proyecto Jóven de Puerto Cortes, a youth center that works to prevent HIV and AIDS. Gaby has experience supervising four employees and over 25 volunteers working to prevent HIV among at-risk youth in the region’s rural and urban areas. Gaby’s dream […]

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Wilson Paz Colindres Wilson Paz Colindres

Wilson Paz Colindres, selected at age 27, has experience working as the sole teacher in a primary school in the mountainvillage ofLa Jolla. He has a technical degree in elementary education. He has volunteered as an environmental educator with the Conservation Corps of Omoa, an ecological organization that works to protect the Mesoamerican Reef, conserve mangroves […]

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Omar Guerrero Maximo Omar Guerrero Maximo

Omar Guerrero Maximo , selected at age 26, is a Garifuna leader from Puerto Cortes. He has experience as director of a Garifuna adolescent theatre group that develops and presents shows on HIV prevention for youth and adults in the various Garifuna communities throughout the area, was an actor in a Garifuna sexual and reproductive health radio […]

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Milena Joselin Cacho Martinez Milena Joselin Cacho Martinez

Milena Joselin Cacho Martinez, selected at age 22, is a leader of the Garifuna town ofMasca. She has worked as an HIV/AIDS prevention counselor for the U.S. Christian organization, Samaritan’s Purse. In this position, Milena has provided youth with information on sexuality and gender, sexual abuse, self-esteem and the prevention of HIV/AIDS through abstinence. She has […]

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