Laura García

Laura García

Executive Director

She studied international relations and holds an M.A. in Peace and International Safety at the University of King’s College at London. She worked at the International Criminal Court and was a consultant for Mexico at the International Center for Transitional Justice. She is a Board member for Women’s Funding Network (WFN).

Tania Turner

Tania Turner

Head of Programs

She holds a B.A. in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Political and Social Sciences from the UNAM. She has been a monitoring and evaluation analyst for Freedom House Mexico and Research in Health, and Demographics (Insad). She is part of Rizoma Collective, focused on recovering traditional knowledge and urban gardening.

Madeleine Belfrage

Madeleine Belfrage

Head of Development

Madeleine has an M.A. in Development Practice with a major in Community Development. She has coordinated fundraising efforts in women’s rights organizations in Mexico and worked in program implementation and evaluation with women seeking political asylum in Australia. She is currently conducting doctoral studies on policy, global financing and local experiences of feminist activism in Mexico.

Gabriela Toledo

Gabriela Toledo

Head of Administration

She studied public accounting and received a master’s degree in Business Administration. She has been a part of national and international organizations such as Oxfam, and the Latin American Association for Development and Services to Youth. She supervises budgeting and generates financial information for decision making.

Erika Tamayo

Erika Tamayo

Communications Coordinator

Erika studied communications at the Ibero and has 23 years of professional experience in the private and public sectors, as well as non-profits. She is in charge of designing and executing the organization’s online and offline communications strategies. She is a perinatal educator and her passion is respected childbirth.

Lucía Hidalgo

Lucía Hidalgo

Institutional Strengthening Coordinator

Psychologist with a Master’s in Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America and the Caribbean. She has focused on women’s rights, migration, and public policy. She collaborates with the International Film Festival with Gender Perspective and gives workshops with the Popular Education with Women Collective.

Ana Laura Godínez

Ana Laura Godínez

Individual Donors Coordinator

With a B.A. and Master Degree in Communications at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the UNAM, she focuses her work in topics such as women, communications and information technology. She also worked in public institutions in fundraising and communications teams for human rights protection. Her passion is networking people to build a better world.

Jessica Anaya

Jessica Anaya

Corporate Donors Coordinator

Jessica holds a degree in Communications at the UVM. She has collaborated in national and international organizations such as World Vision and Oxfam Mexico and has experience in children’s rights and welfare, humanitarian response and inequality. She is convinced that people have the power to change realities and she is a soccer fan.

Dirce Navarrete

Dirce Navarrete

Program Officer

Dirce is a political scientist from the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the UNAM. She is an activist specialized in youth, sexual rights, and women’s political participation. She has been involved in the feminist movement since she was 18 years old. Through her participation she has learned that networks of women save lives.

Brenda Neria

Brenda Neria

Program Officer

Brenda holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the UNAM. She has been research assistant to the Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Program (PIEM) from the Colegio de Mexico; as well as been in charge of the planning and logistics area for the Mexico: A Multicultural Nation University Program at the UNAM.

Montserrat Escobar Maitrett

Montserrat Escobar Maitrett

Program Officer

Montserrat is a political scientist, graduated from the Department of Higher Studies Acatlán at the UNAM. She is enthusiastic about the study, analysis, and bridging of diverse political practices that organized women apply in order to be, to exist, and to transform their reality.

Angélica Gómez

Angélica Gómez

Program Officer

She holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the UNAM. During the past few years she has become more involved in the struggle for women’s rights and the feminist movement. She is convinced that only solidary and communal alliances will generate a more just and decent world for everyone.

Paola García

Paola García

Development Officer

She holds a B.A. in Communications and a Master’s degree in Organization Studies. Since 2011 she has collaborated with NGOs, working topics such as communications, fundraising and digital marketing. She is an active member of the Mexican Association of Researchers and Professionals in Organizational Communication (AMIPCO). Passionate about reading and listening to music, she also loves photography and yoga.

Tania María Carrillo

Tania María Carrillo

Communications Officer

She studied Sociology at the UNAM and Art History at the Ibero. She has collaborated with the education departments of different cultural institutions of Mexico City. Currently she writes about art for the magazine Letras Libres. She is our community manager and supports other communication strategies. Her passion for feminism grows every day.

Alma Magaña

Alma Magaña

Assistant to the executive director

She is an ethnohistorian who graduated from the National School of Anthropology and History. She has worked in civil organizations on issues of human rights and local public administration. She likes to do social research.

Jorge Dávila

Jorge Dávila

CO-ASSISTANT FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

He studied Cultural Management in the Cloister of Sor Juana University. Throughout his academic development he has specialized in topics related to gender studies, cultural studies, human rights, diversity and sexual dissidence. He enjoys making collages and considers that feminisms brighten what seems invisible to us.

Miriam Mastria

Miriam Mastria

Development Officer

She studied Political Science for Cooperation and Development at the University of Rome and holds a Master Degree in Development Economics. Passionate about human rights, politics and culture, she worked with different NGOs in Europe and Mexico. She has a true love for books and nature.

Elizabeth Gutiérrez

Elizabeth Gutiérrez

Administrative Officer

Elizabeth is an accountant, graduate of the UNAM. She has worked in civil society organizations in the areas of finance, education, culture, and film, with a particular focus on children. She likes to read and write short stories.

Claudia Liceaga

Claudia Liceaga

Administrative Officer

She studied Public Administration at the School of Commerce and Administration (ESCA) under the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN). She has been at Fondo Semillas for over five years and since then has been in charge of administering Fondo Semillas’ grants for its grantees.

Sayuri Alducin

Sayuri Alducin

Administrative Officer

Sayuri studied Administration and Psychology at the Autonomous Metropolitan University. She has experience working in civil society organizations in the areas of culture and film.

Monserrat Morán

Monserrat Morán

GENERAL ACCOUNTANT

Accountant graduated from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and she was a Law intern at the University of London. She has worked in the Audit Area for different offices and likes to participate in volunteer activities.

Florencia Bluthgen

Florencia Bluthgen

Women Rebuilding their Communities Manager

Flor earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Communications in Buenos Aires and a Master’s degree in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University, Massachusetts. She has worked in nonprofits in Argentina, Haiti, Colombia and the U.S. that focused on education, poverty alleviation and youth development. She is passionate about social justice and dreams about a world where everyone has the same opportunities.

Anaíd Alcázar

Anaíd Alcázar

Women Rebuilding their Communities Officer

Anaid has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the UNAM. She is enthusiastic about participatory processes and strategic planning. Her main interests are: art and politics, feminisms, political philosophy and rural development. She has experience in community organizational processes and project design.

Adrián Carmona

Adrián Carmona

Women Rebuilding their Communities Administrative Officer

He studied accounting in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), collaborated in the financial area of Oxfam GB beginning in 2004 and subsequently in Oxfam México until 2017. In 2018 he joined Fondo Semillas as a member of the “Women Rebuilding their Communities” project.

Laura García

Laura García

Executive Director

She studied international relations and holds an M.A. in Peace and International Safety at the University of King’s College at London. She worked at the International Criminal Court and was a consultant for Mexico at the International Center for Transitional Justice. She is a Board member for Women’s Funding Network (WFN).

Tania Turner

Tania Turner

Head of Programs

She holds a B.A. in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Political and Social Sciences from the UNAM. She has been a monitoring and evaluation analyst for Freedom House Mexico and Research in Health, and Demographics (Insad). She is part of Rizoma Collective, focused on recovering traditional knowledge and urban gardening.

Madeleine Belfrage

Madeleine Belfrage

Head of Development

Madeleine has an M.A. in Development Practice with a major in Community Development. She has coordinated fundraising efforts in women’s rights organizations in Mexico and worked in program implementation and evaluation with women seeking political asylum in Australia. She is currently conducting doctoral studies on policy, global financing and local experiences of feminist activism in Mexico.

Gabriela Toledo

Gabriela Toledo

Head of Administration

She studied public accounting and received a master’s degree in Business Administration. She has been a part of national and international organizations such as Oxfam, and the Latin American Association for Development and Services to Youth. She supervises budgeting and generates financial information for decision making.

Erika Tamayo

Erika Tamayo

Communications Coordinator

Erika studied communications at the Ibero and has 23 years of professional experience in the private and public sectors, as well as non-profits. She is in charge of designing and executing the organization’s online and offline communications strategies. She is a perinatal educator and her passion is respected childbirth.

Lucía Hidalgo

Lucía Hidalgo

Institutional Strengthening Coordinator

Psychologist with a Master’s in Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America and the Caribbean. She has focused on women’s rights, migration, and public policy. She collaborates with the International Film Festival with Gender Perspective and gives workshops with the Popular Education with Women Collective.

Ana Laura Godínez

Ana Laura Godínez

Individual Donors Coordinator

With a B.A. and Master Degree in Communications at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the UNAM, she focuses her work in topics such as women, communications and information technology. She also worked in public institutions in fundraising and communications teams for human rights protection. Her passion is networking people to build a better world.

Jessica Anaya

Jessica Anaya

Corporate Donors Coordinator

Jessica holds a degree in Communications at the UVM. She has collaborated in national and international organizations such as World Vision and Oxfam Mexico and has experience in children’s rights and welfare, humanitarian response and inequality. She is convinced that people have the power to change realities and she is a soccer fan.

Dirce Navarrete

Dirce Navarrete

Program Officer

Dirce is a political scientist from the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the UNAM. She is an activist specialized in youth, sexual rights, and women’s political participation. She has been involved in the feminist movement since she was 18 years old. Through her participation she has learned that networks of women save lives.

Brenda Neria

Brenda Neria

Program Officer

Brenda holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the UNAM. She has been research assistant to the Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Program (PIEM) from the Colegio de Mexico; as well as been in charge of the planning and logistics area for the Mexico: A Multicultural Nation University Program at the UNAM.

Montserrat Escobar Maitrett

Montserrat Escobar Maitrett

Program Officer

Montserrat is a political scientist, graduated from the Department of Higher Studies Acatlán at the UNAM. She is enthusiastic about the study, analysis, and bridging of diverse political practices that organized women apply in order to be, to exist, and to transform their reality.

Angélica Gómez

Angélica Gómez

Program Officer

She holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the UNAM. During the past few years she has become more involved in the struggle for women’s rights and the feminist movement. She is convinced that only solidary and communal alliances will generate a more just and decent world for everyone.

Paola García

Paola García

Development Officer

She holds a B.A. in Communications and a Master’s degree in Organization Studies. Since 2011 she has collaborated with NGOs, working topics such as communications, fundraising and digital marketing. She is an active member of the Mexican Association of Researchers and Professionals in Organizational Communication (AMIPCO). Passionate about reading and listening to music, she also loves photography and yoga.

Tania María Carrillo

Tania María Carrillo

Communications Officer

She studied Sociology at the UNAM and Art History at the Ibero. She has collaborated with the education departments of different cultural institutions of Mexico City. Currently she writes about art for the magazine Letras Libres. She is our community manager and supports other communication strategies. Her passion for feminism grows every day.

Alma Magaña

Alma Magaña

Assistant to the executive director

She is an ethnohistorian who graduated from the National School of Anthropology and History. She has worked in civil organizations on issues of human rights and local public administration. She likes to do social research.

Jorge Dávila

Jorge Dávila

CO-ASSISTANT FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

He studied Cultural Management in the Cloister of Sor Juana University. Throughout his academic development he has specialized in topics related to gender studies, cultural studies, human rights, diversity and sexual dissidence. He enjoys making collages and considers that feminisms brighten what seems invisible to us.

Miriam Mastria

Miriam Mastria

Development Officer

She studied Political Science for Cooperation and Development at the University of Rome and holds a Master Degree in Development Economics. Passionate about human rights, politics and culture, she worked with different NGOs in Europe and Mexico. She has a true love for books and nature.

Elizabeth Gutiérrez

Elizabeth Gutiérrez

Administrative Officer

Elizabeth is an accountant, graduate of the UNAM. She has worked in civil society organizations in the areas of finance, education, culture, and film, with a particular focus on children. She likes to read and write short stories.

Claudia Liceaga

Claudia Liceaga

Administrative Officer

She studied Public Administration at the School of Commerce and Administration (ESCA) under the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN). She has been at Fondo Semillas for over five years and since then has been in charge of administering Fondo Semillas’ grants for its grantees.

Sayuri Alducin

Sayuri Alducin

Administrative Officer

Sayuri studied Administration and Psychology at the Autonomous Metropolitan University. She has experience working in civil society organizations in the areas of culture and film.

Monserrat Morán

Monserrat Morán

GENERAL ACCOUNTANT

Accountant graduated from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and she was a Law intern at the University of London. She has worked in the Audit Area for different offices and likes to participate in volunteer activities.

Florencia Bluthgen

Florencia Bluthgen

Women Rebuilding their Communities Manager

Flor earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Communications in Buenos Aires and a Master’s degree in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University, Massachusetts. She has worked in nonprofits in Argentina, Haiti, Colombia and the U.S. that focused on education, poverty alleviation and youth development. She is passionate about social justice and dreams about a world where everyone has the same opportunities.

Anaíd Alcázar

Anaíd Alcázar

Women Rebuilding their Communities Officer

Anaid has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the UNAM. She is enthusiastic about participatory processes and strategic planning. Her main interests are: art and politics, feminisms, political philosophy and rural development. She has experience in community organizational processes and project design.

Adrián Carmona

Adrián Carmona

Women Rebuilding their Communities Administrative Officer

He studied accounting in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), collaborated in the financial area of Oxfam GB beginning in 2004 and subsequently in Oxfam México until 2017. In 2018 he joined Fondo Semillas as a member of the “Women Rebuilding their Communities” project.