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Class 13 (2014-2016)

Vanessa Uriarte, Mexico

Duke University – Master in International Development Policy

Vanessa is one of the top young fundraisers in west Mexico. Her great experience making partnerships and inter-sectorial action with local governments, international corporations, non-governmental organizations and individuals positioned Children International as one of the top youth development organizations in Mexico. She has over five years of experience in Social Development, Fundraising and Advocacy for children and youth from vulnerable communities in the Metropolitan Urban Area of Guadalajara. Ms. Uriarte studied International Relations at the Monterrey Institute of Higher Education and Technology (ITESM) in Guadalajara and has post graduate certificates in Fundraising Management, Project Design for International Cooperation, Protocol and Public Relations. Ms. Uriarte started her career in the nonprofit sector coordinating programs for the empowerment of youth at risk which allows her to understand the key elements of international organizations’ management from the program’s design and implementation to evaluation and expansion.

Upon completion of the Rotary World Peace Program, Vanessa wants to manage developmental perspectives of the world based on customized policy and acknowledgement of particular needs, and to innovate in the design of social policies as well as to improve the implementation and the monitoring of development projects in undeveloped countries.

Applied Field Experience

UNICEF Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras