Julia is the Director of the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education. She has dual master’s degrees from UPEACE and American University in Washington DC in International Relations and Affairs and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development. Before joining the Centre, Julia spent three years working with a social enterprise dedicated to bringing volunteers and Spanish learners to Latin America. She also is a co-founder of Lafaza, a sustainable vanilla importing venture with her brothers, and spent the first half of her career with Rainforest Alliance and Fair Trade USA working on development and environmental certification programs through Latin America. Julia is from the United States but has lived in Costa Rica for nine years, as well as spending significant time in Mexico and Brazil.
Hannah is the Program Officer for the Centre for Executive Education, in charge of managing the online program and, of course, contributing to the rest of the organization’s mission as well. Hannah’s last position was with Discovery, working as a Research Analyst on the Latin American market. She also worked with Maximo Nivel, an Intercultural Center hosting volunteers in Costa Rica, where she was in charge of managing and supervising volunteers and the projects with which they worked. Hannah holds a BA in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Mohit is the founding Director of Centre for Executive Education. He is also the founder of Changemakers International, an organization focused on enabling youth to gain the skills to be social innovators. He has also served as Vice President of Programs for Watson U, the first incubator leading to a degree for next generation social entrepreneurs. Prior to these positions, Mohit Mukherjee served as Education Program Manager of the Earth Charter Initiative, a global movement of organizations and individuals promoting sustainable development. Mohit earned his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University in 1995 and did his Master’s at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2002. He currently resides in Florida.
Jorge is the Corporate Social Innovation Project Lead for the Centre for Executive Education. Jorge brings 11 years of experience working in the shared-services industry, in roles that range from customer service and IT support, to engineering, sales and leadership, in companies like National Instruments, Hewlett-Packard and Sykes Enterprises. In his last job at NI he managed software services sales and support operations across the Americas region. As a member of the NICR Social Responsibility Committee he drove and actively participated in multiple social initiatives, such as TECHO, Una Nueva Sabana, and NI STEM “Do Engineering”. Jorge holds a Bachelor’s in Electromechanical Engineering from Universidad Latina de Costa Rica.
Esmeralda is the Program Specialist for the Centre for Executive Education, in charge of online and onsite program enrollment and logistics, as well as hosting university groups. Esmeralda’s last position was also with UPEACE, working at the office of the Dean of International Cooperation in charge of managing logistics for educational programs in Human Rights, Sustainable Development and Environment. Esmeralda holds a BA in International Relations and Affairs from Costa Rican National University.