BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tara Kenney | Co-Chair of the Board & TCK Global Advisors, CEO
Valeria Gonzalez | Co-Chair of the Board & Fundación Comunitaria Oaxaca A.C, President of the Board
Luanne Zurlo | Educando, Founder
Cecilia Bilesio | Member of the Administrative Council of TenarisTamsa
Mary Bourque | Glovista Investments, LLC, Managing Director of Sector Research
Mark Denham | Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP, Partner
Arturo López Martín | Cinepolis, Chief Investment Officer
Lisandro Miguens | JPMorgan, Head of Latin America Debt Capital Markets
Katherine Shea Westra | HSBC Securities USA, Director
Jane Winslow | Merrill Lynch, Retired
Susana Coppel | Fundación Coppel, President
EMERITUS MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL
Claudio X González Guajardo | Founder, Unid@s y Sí por México
Carlos Labarthe | CEO, Compartamos
Marcos Magalhães | President, Instituto de Corresponsibilidade pela Educação
Victor Llantada | Country Director Mexico, Global Finance & Administration
Victor joined Educando in August 2021. Prior to joining, Victor spent more than 27 years in the banking sector, beginning his career in the Treasury department with Citibanamex and moving to Finance where he held several positions in areas like FP&A, and Accounting and Taxes. Victor joined BlackRock in 2018 as Finance Director after Citi’s acquisition of the Asset Management business in Mexico. Victor holds a BE in Computer Engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and holds an MBA from Tulane University.
Consuelo Murillo | Director of the Institute for Training and Higher Studies (ICAES) Educando and LISTO Program
Consuelo is a professional with more than 20 years of experience in the area of basic and higher education in Mexico. She joined the team in 2012, after graduating from the LISTO program. In addition, she is a teacher in Educational Technology and a doctor in Education with an orientation in Constructivism and New Technologies. During her career, she has been a researcher in innovation issues for improving quality in education, as well as in environmental education for sustainability, and is co-author of a book on education for sustainable development, which is used in various curricula.
Bertha Gonzalez | Quality Coordinator, LISTO
Bertha joined the team in 2022 and she has been working in the education sector in Mexico for 15 years. She has implemented different innovations in the language area. She was a teacher leader for 10 years in the area of education in elementary school, high school, college and postgraduation. In the same time, she worked for 20 years as Business Administrator in different business lines. She has degree in Business Administration from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and Master in Education at Tecmilenio.
Adi Marcela Lara Trenti | Administrative and Logistics Coordinator, LISTO
Adi Lara recently joined Educando after 7 years of teaching experience at a prestigious national university. Before joining Educando, Adi Lara worked for 11 years in Spain and London where she improved her language skills and opened her horizons to new ways of working and thinking. Adi Lara is a passionate educator, reason why she studied her masters degree in Education from TecMilenio University. Her most outstanding skill is working with all types of clients, always reaching win-win resolution to problems. Her Bachelor’s degree is in International Business from the Marista University of San Luis Potosí
Donovan Almazán | Academic Coordinator, LISTO
Donovan recently joined Educando as Academic Coordinator for LISTO program in Mexico. He has a bachelor and master’s degree in education with over 18 years of experience in face-to-face and online teaching, and as general director of private institutions. He collaborated in the Continuing Education of directors and teachers in public institutions as IIIEPE and COSDAC. Instructional designer for postgraduate courses and in institutions such as Universidad Tecmilenio and the International Case Center of Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Eduardo Flores | Senior Development Manager
Eduardo joined Educando in 2017 as STEM Manager in Mexico. He has focused much of his career on the areas of science, education, technology, development and innovation. He is an expert in developing high-level relationships to promote public and private development, including fundraising, strategic and collaborative work. He has collaborated in research centers in Mexico and Latin America and has been a researcher in various institutions. Additionally, he has worked in municipal and state governments promoting systemic changes in the education sector and sustainability. He is a Biologist by training and has trained in strategic areas for institutional, sustainable development and high-level networking.
Julia Fregoso Urrutia | Director of the siSTEMa Educando program
Julia has always been interested in science and technology, which led her to study physics at the undergraduate level and the master of Science in the area of Neurobiology, both degrees at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Since 2012 she began working on the implementation of educational programs on science and STEM education that impacted urban, rural and indigenous communities in different states of the Mexican Republic, such as Querétaro, State of Mexico, Tamaulipas and Guanajuato. As part of his work in the civil association Innovation in Science Teaching (INNOVEC), he has written curricular materials for the teaching of science and STEM education, such as teaching manuals (“Energy and environment”, “Programming TJBot” , “Water in my community” and “STEM and sustainable development”), as well as e-learning courses (“Electric energy production” and “I explore my world, I take care of my body”). Likewise, she has contributed to the professional training of numerous teachers in the national SEVIC program (Experiential Teaching Systems and Science Inquiry), especially in teaching units in the areas of physics and technology. Additionally, she is the author of various books and chapters for primary and upper secondary education in the subjects of Science, Mathematics, Healthy Living and Computer Science. She is a technical reviewer in the disciplines of physics and chemistry for high school books and a scriptwriter for programs and didactic capsules for teaching science in private publishers and in the Ministry of Public Education of Mexico. Since June 2023 she has served as director of the siSTEMa Educando program.
Yectiveni Juárez | Academic Coordinator, sySTEMa Educando
Yectivani joined the Educando team in 2023. She has a degree in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology of the UNAM, a master of Science in the area of Neurobiology from the Institute of Neurobiology of the UNAM and a doctor in Psychology in the area of Neurosciences of the Conduct by the UNAM Faculty of Psychology. She has more than fifteen years of experience as a researcher in the area of Neurobiology of learning and memory processes, and has publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals, as well as presentations at specialized conferences. She has more than 10 years of teaching experience in public and private universities in face-to-face and online modalities. She has collaborated in the review and development of academic programs for the degree in Psychology and in the development of teaching sequences for Baccalaureate books. At Educando, she contributes to the structuring and continuous evaluation of the program to ensure quality as Academic Coordinator of the siSTEMa Educando program.
Luiz Roberto Perez | Quality Coordinator, siSTEMa Educando
Luiz is a Biologist with specialty in Evolutionary Biology and Genetics from the University of Sciences and Arts of Chiapas and he has dedicated to education for more than 4 years. He has a Master’s Degree in Higher Secondary Education with an emphasis on contextualized and experiential learning from the Universidad de las Américas Puebla. He is currently studying a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology with emphasis on innovative media for education from the Tecnológico de Monterrey. His educational work has focused on the community level where he has worked with indigenous communities and in areas with difficult access to digital information. He has focused on generating educational content with cultural relevance and based on the local context. In turn, he has worked with educational platforms (LMS) from their instructional design, the creation of interactive educational content and the assembly on Internet servers.
Jessica Archundia | Information and Communication Management Coordinator, siSTEMa Educando
Jessica Archundia studied a Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Administration at the National Pedagogical University. She is passionate about education and helping people. He has more than thirteen years of experience in the educational sector and has worked for different institutions, such as the Ministry of Public Education (SEP), El Colegio de México A.C., Universidad Iberoamericana A.C., TierraEd A.C., Perkins School for the Blind, and also She has been an entrepreneur. In these institutions she worked in different roles, such as academic and research assistant, junior researcher, project manager, virtual tutor, trainer, teacher trainer, analyst and strategist of educational projects. She has collaborated in various publications, such as “School Route for socioemotional education” and “STEM Vision for Mexico.” In addition, she is a person who likes to read, go to museums, travel, meditate, see the sky and make friends. She enjoys time with herself, her dog, and being with family. She belongs to the siSTEMa Educando Program since March 2023 and contributes to continuous improvement from the Information and Communication Management Coordination.
Romina Morales | Training coordinator, siSTEMa Educando
Romina has a degree in Biology with a specialization in Marine Biology from the Technological Institute of Boca del Río, Veracruz. She has more than a decade of experience in the educational field, collaborating with prestigious institutions such as the Aquarium of Veracruz, Tamsa A.C., the civil association INNOVEC, the International Siemens Stiftung Foundation and the Office of Climate Change Education (OCE). She has taught environmental programs for boys, girls, and youth, and has participated in teacher training in Mexico, Chile, and Colombia. In addition, she has been part of the team that adapted the manuals on climate change and oceans, and climate change and soils for Mexico. In 2023 she joined the siSTEMa Educando program, where she currently works as Teacher Training Coordinator
Diana Vales | Senior Finance & Operations Manager
Diana joined our team in March 2017, with the hope of supporting education, as she totally trusts that quality education will transform society. He has more than 22 years of experience in the area of administration and finance. Before joining Educando, Diana collaborated for fifteen years at the Spanish Hospital, where her last role was managing the Oncology Unit. She has a degree in Finance from the Banking and Commercial University and a master’s degree in Business Management and Administration, a degree she obtained in 2022.
Karen Antonio | Accounting Coordinator
Karen Antonio joined Educando in 2017. She had previous work experience in Administration and Finance from the Chartered Accountant Association and from two accounting firms and completed additional courses on Mexican financial reporting standards. Karen graduated as a Public Accountant from the National Polytechnic Institute.
Maricruz Bourillon | Educational Technology and Communications Coordinator
Maricruz joined Educando in 2017. He has more than fourteen years of experience managing LMS platforms for distance education and the use of gamification for learning. He firmly believes that education is one of the most important pillars of society as an agent of change. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Pedagogy from the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, in June 2013, with a specialization in Educational Innovation, and is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara with a master’s degree in Learning Management in Virtual Environments.
Fernanda Saldívar | Associate in Communication and Educational Platforms
Fernanda joined the Educando team in 2021. She has more than seven years of professional experience in educational institutions, where she has specialized in the areas of educational technology, instructional design for virtual environments, pedagogical consulting, institutional communication and teacher training. She has a degree in Philosophy and a master’s degree in Learning Management in Virtual Environments from the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. She is convinced that quality education transforms people’s lives and allows them to build a better future. In her work at Educando, she focuses on developing technological solutions that support student learning and the improvement of teaching practice.
Tonatiuh Castro | Associate in Educational Technology
Tonatiuh joined the Educando team in March 2023. He has a degree in Computer Science from the National Polytechnic Institute and is currently studying a master’s degree in Digital Technology for Education. Throughout his career he has served as a leader of technology-based projects. He has experience in Learning Managment System, in the analysis, design, development and implementation of systems from a theoretical and practical point of view. He has experience teaching classes in in-person and hybrid modalities. He is passionate about education, and believes that everyone deserves to receive a quality education as an individual investment to benefit society.