Kate Curran

Founder & CEO

Kate founded School the World in 2009. Her vision is to fight extreme poverty at its roots by bringing education to the world’s poorest children. Prior to School the World, she was an attorney and executive at General Electric Company. She grew up in Bridgeport, CT and enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her very large extended family.


Natalie Hambor

Chief of Staff & Operations

Natalie has a background in entrepreneurship and marketing as well as a strong passion for global service travel. A graduate of Northeastern University, Natalie has extensive travel experience on both a philanthropic and personal level. She enjoys sharing her belief for cultural exchange and the power of community development.

At School the World, Natalie is responsible for the development and execution of our Global Citizenship Program as well as our internal operations.

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Ana Joya

Regional Director

Ana has always felt the call to work in development and a passion to help others. Ana started working with young people at her first job as a Community Development Coordinator at the American Field Service (AFS). For 11 years Ana worked at World Renew in Honduras, gaining experience in managing different community development projects and programs.

Now, as Regional Director, Ana has learned how important education is and how it can transform a child's life for the better!

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Ali Doremus

Communications Manager


Danielle Adams

Director of Engagement



Heydie Cruz


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Celso Hernandez

Program Coordinator, South

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Irma Montoya

Change Agent

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Olvin Molina

Change Agent



Bianca Argueta

Regional Director of M&E and Director of Programs, Guatemala


Rosa Perez

Middle School Scholarships Manager


José Ajeataz

Team Leader, Change Agents

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Juana Isabel Lux

Change Agent


Petronila Reynoso

Operations Manager


Santana Hernandez

Senior Teacher Trainer

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Josefa Macario Calel

Girls Scholarships Coordinator

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Josefina Lux

Change Agent


Crissy Capella

Coordinator of External Relations

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Crelyn Yeritza Gonzalez

M & E Data Manager

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Héctor Cruz

Boys Scholarship Coordinator


Rigoberto Calel

Change Agent


Marilu Quiñonez


Nazario Pol Meletz

Nazario Pol Meletz

Alternative Education Coordinator

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Mario Tipáz Sóc

Special Projects Manager

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Change Agent



Roderick Castillo

Panama Program Director

board of directors

Merrily Bodell
Chief Operating Officer, Ivywise

Keith Clausen
CEO, Envisage International Corporation

Cynthia Clemson
Co-director of Municipal Investments, Eaton Vance, Chair & Executive Committee

Joseph Cronin
Founder & President, International Insurance Group, Inc., Finance & Executive Committee

Kate Curran
Founder & CEO, School the World

Cynthia del Aguila
Executive Secretary, Foundation of the Universidad de Valle de Guatemala Former Minister of Education, Guatemala

Andrea Hoff
Vice President of Marketing, Kincern

Claudia Pinto
Investor, Former EU & Portuguese Foreign Service

Nicole Sahin
CEO, Globalization Partners

Andy Sears

advisory board

Nicole Arnold
Business Development Manager, Everybody Water

Linda Carter

Dina Debs
Business Banker, Eastern Bank

Bruno Mercenari
Co-President, Ino

Alberto Musalem
CEO, Co-CIO & Co-Founder, Evince Asset Management LP

Vanessa O'Malley

Alison Qualter
Founder, Press Play

Michael Tassinari
Director, Advanced Analytics, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Rafael Urbina
CEO & Founder, Batanga Network, Inc.

young Professional advisory board

Young Professional Advisory Board (YPAB) members are early-mid career professionals passionate about School the World’s mission of solving extreme poverty through the power of education. We're looking for more members!

Gabby Alfonso
Financial Analyst,

Gabriela Bahgdady
Teacher, Baltimore Design School

Jack Berson
Policy & Gov. Relations Assistant, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

Kaitlin Brown
Senior Enrollment Manager, Ivywise

Matt Chiappinelli
Client Service Associate, GuidePoint

Marie Compas
Marketing Consultant, Freelance

Jessica Ennis
Manager of Global Talent Rewards, International Medical Group

Astryaal Graham
Legal Assistant, Atwood & Cherny, P.C.

Brian Huang
Portfolio Manager & Tutor/Consultant, Spark Capital LLC & Ivywise LLC

Megan Powell
Client Success Specialist, Flywire

Alliston Stackhouse
Marketing Coordinator, Maisons & Domaines Henriot America