Education for Sharing arrived to New Zealand in 2018 through the Edmund Hillary Fellowship, a program developed by the New Zealand government and the Edmund Hillary Institute, with the aim of finding initiatives with the greatest global impact.
The organization began operations in the country through the construction of networks with Maori communities, the government and other companies, that have found in Education for Sharing an ally to attend global challenges and to develop innovative solutions that New Zealand can then offer to the world.
Meet the team
Dina earned a B.A. degree in International Relations at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM); is a Hubert Humphrey Fellow in Urban Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Gleitsman Fellow at the Harvard School of Government where she earned a Master's degree in Public Administration.
Dina has been recognized as part of several organizations for her social work and entrepreneurship. She is an Ashoka Fellow, Edmund Hillary Fellow, Schusterman Fellow, Vital Voices Lead, Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Community, amongst others. She also received the “2018 Emerging Global Leader Award” by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
- She loves ice cream and surfing.
- Her favorite SDG is 4: Have a quality education.
He was awarded as a distinguished alumni by UIA in 2012 and in 2013 he got the Outstanding Innovation Award at Dell Social Education Challenge. In 2018, he was recognized as an Edmund Hillary Fellow by the New Zealand government for his career and social entrepreneurship activities. Furthermore, in 2019 he was chosen as a LEGO® Learning Through Play Ambassador.
Abraham has been a guest professor at IPADE, where he taught Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship. He was part of the selection panel at Ashoka Changemakers Schools and a member of the jury of the ABC Awards in Mexico, aimed at celebrating exemplary teachers.
- He is passionate about triathlon and motorcycling.
- His favorite SDG is 5: Achieve gender equality.
Debora worked as a Research Assistant at Colegio de México and in the administrative and financial area of Corporativo Kosmos, a leading provider of catering and food retail services in Mexico. Debora was a member of the youth program at the Mexican Council of International Affairs (COMEXI). In New York, Debora was part of the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP) team, a consultant for Irupé Paraguay and was also responsible for the finance and administration of Qualitas of Life Foundation. While in New York, Debora collaborated with the Board of Directors of the Association of Mexican Professionals and Entrepreneurs Foundation (APEM).
- She is a cycling fan.
- Her favorite SDG is 1: End poverty.
Director for the International Area and Strategic Partnerships
Mitzi has a degree in Political Science and Public Administration at Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM). She has a diploma in Management Skills Strengthening for Leaders of Civil Society Organizations by Fondo Unido and USAID; and in Management Skills Development by the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico (ITAM). In 2017, she was awarded the Castaños-Lomnitz Youth Merit for her contributions to the social sector by enhancing children's and youth’s right to education in Latin America.
- She practices yoga, likes to read and travel.
- Her favorite SDG is 5: Achieve gender equality.
Finance and Administration
Paola has a degree in Public Accounting from Universidad Tecnológica Americana (UTECA), with a specialty mayor in Management Informatics. She took several certifications in International Taxes, Management Skills and Financial Planning courses at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM); as well as various tax, labor and legal updating courses taught by one of the largest tax law firms in Mexico.
Since 2009, Paola has found a way to link her knowledge and experience through civil society organizations and thus contribute to forming better citizens since childhood.
- She loves board games and practices swimming.
- Her favorite SDG is 13: Stop climate change.
Gabriela has participated in various conferences and events on leadership and education, such as the Ninth Informal Working Meeting of the OECD Education 2030 (Vancouver, Canada, 2019), the Third Multilateral Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (New York, USA, 2018), 10x10 Capsules of Social Innovation (Barcelona, Spain, 2018), SDG Action Campaign Forum (Bonn, Germany, 2018), Leaders in Action for Education Summit (Mexico City, 2012 ) and the Youth Seminar of the World Federation of the United Nations Associations (New York, USA, 2012).
- Her favorite hobbies are reading Fantasy literature, going to the movies and traveling.
- Her favorite SDG is 10: Reduce inequalities.
Director for the
New Zealand Chapter
Edgardo’s work has been recognized by different national and international organizations. From 2012 to 2015, he was part of the World Federation United Nations Associations Youth Advisory Group, as a representative for the different United Nations Associations in North America. He is currently recognized by the New Zealand government as an Edmund Hillary Fellow.
- His hobby is cinema and he likes swimming.
- His favorite SDG is 11: Having adequate communities to live in.
Director for the
Diego earned a B.A. degree in Government and International Relations at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE); a postgraduate degree in Public Policies at the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) and a Master's degree in International Relations and Negotiations at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) and the University of San Andrés (UdeSA). He also earned a Diploma in leadership at Harvard University and acted as coordinator of an advertising campaign for social purposes that won the 2014 Caracol de Plata award (Latin America) in the "printed graphic" category and was also recognized with the 2014 Clarín award for Creativity and Innovation. Diego has published notes on public policies in Argentina’s main media, amongst them: Clarín, La Nación, Profile and La Voz.
- He likes rowing and spending time with his family.
- His favorite SDG is 3: Health and well-being.