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Edumetria For Development  
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Juanita Macias

Business Development Specialist 

 

Juanita is an industrial engineer from Universidad de los Andes. She holds a MBA from INSEEC École de Commerce, Paris France. Her professional background has focused on the financial sector with private enterprises such as BNP Paribas, Royal and Sun Alliance, Marsh and McLennan, the Inter-American Development Bank and consulting companies. Her professional interests are related to building financial strategies for developing countries, big data, sustainability and environmental awareness. In her spare time, she loves to explore new cultures and reading.

Our team in Colombia

Alejandro Feged

Technical Adviser 

 

Alejandro is the chair of the Urban Management and Development program at Universidad del Rosario, in Bogotá, Colombia. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Stanford University. His research focuses on the relationship between epidemiology, demography, human behavior and malaria. His other interests are: smart cities, design thinking, big data, e-governance, land use, ecosystem services, agent-based modeling. He is an avid soccer fan.

William Herrera

Comminity Manager

 

Political scientist with emphasis on integration to the international system and complementary option in communication. He accepts with pleasure the challenges and goals that his organization proposes to him; good management of groups and interpersonal relationships, with ease to work as a team. Particular interest in fields such as teaching, research and writing.

Johann Suárez Motato

Mathematics Educator 

 

Johann, was born in Cali and graduated from the INEM Public High School. He holds a Bachelor degree and Masters in Mathematics from Universidad del Valle where he is currently a Ph.D fellow. He has 10 years of experience as Mathematics Scholar and Lecturer at Universidad del Valle, Universidad Autonoma and ICESI in Cali, Colombia

Andrew Nigrinis

 

Andrew Rodrigo Nigrinis y Valderrama is an Economist with a PhD in Economics from Stanford. He is Colombian-Canadian and works as an applied micro-econometrician. His interests in education stem from a deep belief that wasting the intellectual talents is the worst poverty trap that a country can find itself in. With Orlando Trujillo he co-founded Edumetria for Development to find practical, data driven, results to guide policy makers to improve educational outcomes on tight budgets. He believes that education is the only way a people can find its way out of poverty and steer itself to a peaceful prosperous future. 


EDUCATION SPECIALIST


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Orlando Trujillo

 

Orlando, conducted a Ph.D in Public Policy at Sciences Po Paris. He works at the Fiscal and Municipal Management Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Results-Based Management and Development Effectiveness. At the IDB, he is the Technical Coordinator of the Decentralization and Subnational Fiscal Management Network and co-led the creation of the first database on local finances and socioeconomic development with indicators for around ten thousand municipalities in Latin-America. His analytical inputs through this database support IDB operations and policy-making decisions. He has previously advised the Organization of American States (OAS), and worked as scholar at Princeton University and Columbia University in the USA and Universidad del Valle and ICESI in Colombia. 

Jamie Salazar

 

Jamie is an international development professional with a focus on education. She has over seven years of experience in the non-profit sector managing and coordinating USAID, Department of State and privately funded initiatives. She has managed USAID higher education initiatives in Colombia related to human rights, in Paraguay associated to women’s empowerment in the rural sector; and a Department of State grant for the promotion of Cleaner Production Practices in the Americas comprising universities in seven Latin American Countries and the US. Currently, Jamie works at Global communities where she oversees the financial management of USAID and private funded projects in Honduras, Colombia, India and a community development initiative in Moline, Illinois. 

Jamie also has knowledge on social inclusion topics, gender, conflict resolution, and has a keen interest on the impact of conflict into education systems and outcomes. She has traveled to Mexico, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Brazil, Peru, Cameroon and Indonesia on work assignments on a range of projects.  In her spare time, Jamie volunteers as translator for Colombian NGO Escuela Nueva. She is fluent in English and Spanish, and with basic conversation proficiency in Portuguese.   Jamie has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maryland and a M.A. in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University. 

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Edumetria for Development is an initiative launched by a group of professionals in Washington, D.C. with local allies to provide high-quality math courses, test preparation, and vocational counseling for low income students. 


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Alix Valoyez

Mathematics Coordinator and Community leader

 

Alix has over 15 years of working experience as a Mathematics Teacher with local schools in Cali, Colombia. She is an experienced community leader and the Director of Multipropaz, a Foundation dedicated to teach values and conflict resolution to vulnerable youth in Cali, Colombia.

Christian Núñez

Community Organizer

 


Christian is a Political Scientist from Universidad Javeriana in Cali, He has experience working with NGOs providing educational services and counseling with vulnerable youth in Cali, Colombia. Moreover, he is interested in academic research, especially in political philosophy that he applies to community work. He likes sports, martial arts and cycling.

María José Torres

Mathematics Educator

 

​​Technician in repair of hardware and Technologist in Development of video games, student of Mathematics and Physics of the Universidad del Valle. Teacher in different educational institutions of Cali, Colombia and member of the Edumetria team. He loves to teach and considers it an honor to support the formation of the youngest.