Flor de Maria Peña
Executive DirectorFind out moreFlor de Maria Peña has a Masters in Psychology and an extensive background working with migrant, trafficked, and gender based violence victims in Guatemala. Prior to joining MuJER, Flor worked as a Coordinator for the Project against Trafficking in Guatemala. Since joining MuJER in 2009, Flor has doubled the number of women served by MuJER and she has expanded MuJER’s programs […]
Program FacilitatorFind out moreAfter working as MuJER’s Jewelry-Making Instructor for one year, Paola became a full-time staff member with MuJER in 2010. Paola, a Guatemalan native, was born in San Antonio Suchitepequez and went to work as a housekeeper in Guatemala City when she was ten. In 2004, she began working as a sex worker at La Linea. Two years later, Paola enrolled […]
Literacy & Elementary School TeacherFind out moreKarina, also a member of the La Linea sex worker community, began to visit our community center in 2011. She often volunteered to tutor women enrolled in our literacy and elementary school education classes. As a result, in 2012, we hired Karina to teach out basic literacy and elementary school classes starting this fall. Karina is currently being completing her […]
Webmaster, Online Marketing, Grant ResearcherFind out moreNeil joined the MuJER team in February 2013 with the goal of improving online visibility for the organization through the development of a new website and the application of social media. Neil is looking forward to creating opportunities in e-commerce MuJER jewelry to reach the masses and research grant opportunities for much need funding.
Founder & Board MemberFind out moreJodi Finkel, a professor of political science, received her PhD from UCLA. She researches human rights, judicial reform, and the rule of law in Latin America. She is president of HOY, a youth hostel/volunteer organization in Mexico (www.hoycommunity.net) and is active with the international anti-slavery movement, Free the Slaves (www.freetheslaves.net). Prior to academia, Jodi worked in Latin America as a […]
Board MemberFind out moreJessica Osorio has a Masters in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University. Her research and advocacy interests include human rights, environmental health, and worker rights in Guatemalan coffee plantations. She joined the Board of Directors in January 2013 and has worked with MuJER in various capacities since 2006.
Board MemberFind out moreMaya Paley joined the Board of Directors of MuJER in 2013. She is a Los Angeles native who earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science. As an intern for MuJER in the summer of 2009, Maya taught English, assisted with research on the effects of the anti-human trafficking policy on the rights of sex workers in Guatemala, and helped update […]
Foudner, Advisor to the BoardFind out moreTania Torres, a graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a BA in Theology, holds a Master’s in Public Administration, with a specialization in Non-profit Management, from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She has a background in education for migrant children and women, and is currently working as the Project Coordinator for Teachers for Healthy […]
Foudner, Advisor to the BoardFind out moreAna Moraga, who is studying public interest law at Northeastern Law School in Boston, graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2005 with a double degree in Psychology and Spanish. Upon graduation she moved to Guatemala, along with Tania Torres, to found MUJER.