Tania TurnerEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (She / Her)
She holds a B.A. in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Political and Social Sciences from the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). 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.
Gabriela ToledoChief Operating Officer (She / Her)
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.
Alma MagañaDIRECTOR ASSISTANT (She / Her)
She is an ethnohistorian who graduated from the ENAH (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.
Florencia BluthgenPROGRAM MANAGER (She / Her)
She 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.
Brenda NeriaPROGRAM OFFICER (She / Her)
Brenda holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). She has been research assistant to the Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Program 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.
Angélica GómezPROGRAM OFFICER (She / Her)
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.
Anaíd AlcázarPROGRAM OFFICER (She / Her)
Anaid has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). 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.
Valentina PeñaProgram Officer (She / Her)
She is an anthropologist with a Master’s degree in Anthropology, Environment and Development from the London College University. She has worked on projects that promote community organization, economy and sustainable development in Colombia and now in Mexico. She has experience in community and participatory processes, and a committed passion for learning about societies and their cultures. She wants to enrich her knowledge on feminisms and considers herself a frustrated dancer who enjoys all rhythms.
Lucy KantúnPROGRAM ASSISTANT (She / Her)
She studied Social Anthropology at the Universidad de Quintana Roo (University of Quintana Roo). Lucy has collaborated in México y Caribe Jóvenes, A.C. and worked as volunteer accompanying minor migrants in the Casa-Refugio La 72. She’s a feminist activist for the rights of women and migrants. Enthusiastic apprentice of watercolor, who loves to observe the sea and the sunsets.
Abigail RodríguezPROGRAM ASSISTANT (She / Her)
She is a sociologyst, graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (Autonomus University of Queretaro). She has collaborated in projects to defend the rights of persons in migration. Abi is a feminist and menstrual activist; a passionate about knowing and creating new realities.
Paola ZamoraProgram Officer and Administrative Managment (She /Her)
Her professional work has focused on accompanying civil society organizations in the areas of social investment, evaluation and monitoring, institutional strengthening and public opinion. Pao is enthusiastic about collaborative work and social dynamics for a better co-construction of diverse realities.
Jessica AnayaFUNDRAISING MANAGER (She / Her)
Jessica holds a degree in Communications at the UVM (University of the Valley of Mexico). 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.
Ana Laura GodínezDONOR COMMUNITY COORDINATOR (She / Her)
With a B.A. and Master Degree in Communications from the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), 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.
Alejandra NavarroCorporate Alliances Coordinator (She / Her)
She studied Communications at the UDLA in Puebla and has a Master’s degree in Social Responsibility at the Universidad Anáhuac (Anahuac University). She has worked on issues such as disability, early childhood, education and social disasters in civil society organizations and corporate foundations. Ale is convinced that women supporting each other and the possibility of thinking collectively are the only ways to create a better Mexico.
Geovanna Prado ProneINSTITUTIONAL FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR (She / Her)
Geo studied International Relations and Cooperation for Development. She has collaborated with groups, organizations and social enterprises materializing ideals, raising funds, coordinating projects and consulting on institutional strengthening. She has dedicated her work to improving organizational processes and social intervention methodologies to foment alliances between various actors in different contexts.
Geo is passionate about participating in initiatives that promote and claim that another world is possible.
Paola GarcíaFUNDRAISING OFFICER (She / Her)
Pao is mother of one, communicator and narrative practitioner. She has a Master degree in Organizational Studies. Since 2011, she has worked in civil society organizations in Mexico, accompanying organizational, communication and fundraising processes. She considers herself passionate about photography, music and reading. Pao is convinced that we all are on a constant path to signify and re-signify ourselves.
Luz MontesFUNDRAISING OFFICER (She / Her)
She graduated with a degree in Cultural Studies and Management from the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana (University of the Cloister of Sor Juana). She has focused on the management and development of projects with social approach, gender perspective and environment. Luz loves photography and Cultural Studies. She thinks that creating community is an act of resistance and the only way to imagine a different world.
Erika TamayoCOMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (She / Her)
Erika studied Communications at the IBERO (Iberoamerican University) and has 25 years of professional experience in the private and public sectors, as well as non-profits. She is in charge of designing and coordinating the organization’s online and offline communications strategies. She is a perinatal educator and her passion is respected childbirth.
Viridiana MontielCOMMUNICATION OFFICER (She / Her)
She is a graphic designer, graduate of the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). She has worked in NGOs as part of communication teams and has specialized in gender, inequality and humanitarian response. She is the co-founder and collaborator of Gatitos Contra la Desigualdad (Kittens Against Inequality), from where she visualizes social injustices in Mexico through social networks. She believes that sorority and the redistribution of resources are the basis for ending patriarchy.
Tania María CarrilloCOMMUNICATION OFFICER (She / Her)
She studied sociology at the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and art history at the IBERO (Iberoamerican University). She has collaborated with education and communication departments in Mexico City cultural institutions and has written about art for the magazine Letras Libres. She is responsible for generating content, images and supporting the development of communication and social network strategies. She is passionate about human ties, feminisms and art as a political commitment to change realities.
Diana MedinaANALYSIS AND INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING COORDINATOR (She / Her)
She has a PhD in Social Sciences at FLACSO Argentina and experience in projects of monitoring, evaluation and research. She worked as Coordinator of the Observatorio de Familia as part of the government of Buenos Aires city. Diana was also Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation in Fundación JUCONI and has made other research and evaluation projects in Mexico, Chile and Argentina. She is passionate about critical thinking and the construction of new social realities from feminism.
Marina FreitezMonitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (She/Her)
She is a social scientist focused on gender studies. Since 2013, she has been working in civil society and public service on agendas like gender, human rights, and monitoring and evaluation issues. Marina is a feminist that loves to dance and is passionate about chess.
Claudia LiceagaADMINISTRATION MANAGER (She / Her)
Accountant graduated from the IPN (National Polytechnic Institute). For Claudia, a great motivation for collaborating with Fondo Semillas is knowing that her work contributes to the empowerment of women and the sustainability of the feminist movement in Mexico. She is an amateur runner with many kilometers already covered.
Elizabeth GutiérrezADMINISTRATION OFFICER (She / Her)
Elizabeth is an accountant, graduate of the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). She has worked in civil society organizations in the areas of finance, education, culture, and film, with a particular focus on children. Eli loves cats. She is a great reader and passionate writer of short stories.
Sayuri AlducinADMINISTRATION OFFICER (She / Her)
Sayuri studied Administration and Psychology at the Universidad Autónoma Metropilitana (Autonomous Metropolitan University). She has experience working in civil society organizations in the areas of culture and film.
Adrián CarmonaADMINISTRATION AND TREASURY OFFICER (He / Him)
He studied accounting in the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), 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.
Monserrat MoránACCOUNTING OFFICER (She / Her)
She is an accountant graduated from the IPN (National Polytechnic Institute) and she was a Law intern at the Universidad de Londres (University of London). Monse has worked in the Audit Area for different offices and likes to participate in volunteer activities.
Luis Francisco EscandónACCOUNTING ASSISTANT (He/him)
He is an Accounting student at the IPN (National Polytechnic Institute). Fran is studying at the Higher School of Commerce and Administration (ESCA) program. He has worked in accounting firms and has focused on supporting activities that seek social justice and the common good. He likes sports, dancing and contributing to environmental responsibility.
Carind LugoHUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR (She / Her)
She is a psychologist, graduated from the Universidad Intercontinental (Intercontinental University), with 9 years of experience in the area of Human Resources in the private sector and in civil associations. Carind is convinced that the future is feminist, and that the union of women to demand their rights will result in a more equitable society.
Esmeralda AndradeHuman Resources Assistant (She/Her)
She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). Since 2016, Esmeralda has collaborated with civil society organizations on aspects related to institutional strengthening, organizational development and the search for suitable profiles to integrate work teams.
Lilia TorresCleaning assistant (She / Her)
Blanca TorresGeneral Services Assistant
Carlos ArzateIT Developer Coordinator (He / Him)
He is a Computer Engineer, graduated from the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (National Polytechnic Institute) with studies in Project Management and more than 15 years of experience in Public Administration. He was recently deputy director of IT at Conapred, helping to simplify work processes with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). He likes to cook, basketball and play with his daughter.