The foundation builds on its core areas through the following programs:
- aims to maximize the capabilities of the leader in inclusive communications and leadership; data collection and analysis and technology integration; and learning about the social business model. The accelerator's curricular model integrates professional education on diversity, inclusion and equity through media and social networks; data management and project design for social entrepreneurship.
Social Xchange - aims to offer a cultural experience through learning and exchanging working models with proven results in social impact, in national and international destinations. They are ecosystems that have proven social innovation characteristics. The organizations participating in the accelerator will be evaluated and those with outstanding performance (between three to five groups) will be selected to participate in this experience in various locations identified outside of Puerto Rico.
ChangeMaker Passport - is intended to offer a job internship in and outside of Puerto Rico for future leaders. Participants will gain experience in the areas of: data management programs, podcast media and digital marketing, and ethics and finance in participating nonprofits and social enterprises.
Meet The Team
President and founder of ChangeMaker Consultants LLC, the ChangeMaker Foundation and fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Culture Health Leaders Program. She is the producer and host of the Pivot-ES podcast, awarded with a 2020 Latin Podcast Award. She has an academic background in International Relations and Social Communication Research. She is the author of the book “Pivots: Agents of Change Talking Action (Spanish Edition)”, a public speaker and a producer of educational video conferences through YouTube.
Mariely Rivera Hernández, MA
President and CEO of Non-Profit Evaluation & Resource Center, Inc. (NPERCI). She holds a Master of Science in Evaluation Research and a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Administration. She has more than 25 years of experience evaluating programs and services for institutions of higher education and public, private and non-profit entities. She is the author of articles published in professional magazines and newspapers, presenter, and speaker at local, national, and international conferences and on radio programs, and collaborator in various projects locally and internationally.
Flordeliz Serpa Figueroa, PhD
Journalist and researcher for the feminist digital medium “Todas PR”. Currently, she is pursuing graduate studies in Journalism at the UPRRP School of Communication. She was president of the UPRRP chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and was awarded a scholarship by the organization in 2020. Her journalistic coverage has been distinguished by emphasizing gender, race and cultural. She has written for media such as the CPI, Todas PR, El Nuevo Día and Primera Hora.
Adriana Díaz Tirado
Carlos Nogueras Ramos
Carlos received a B.A. in Music from Berklee College of Music, with concentrations in Film Scoring and Orchestral Conducting. After graduating, Carlos engaged professionally in the Tech start-up industry at the heart of New York City. In 2020, following the surge of the pandemic, Carlos moved back to Puerto Rico to pursue a career in Journalism and Communications, and is working on his Masters at the University of Puerto Rico. His research includes misinformation theory, media ethics and strategic communications. He is a freelance journalist who is community and outreach oriented.
Zildalee Díaz Rosado, MBA
Professional in the area of business administration with more than 20 years of experience in non-profit organizations. She has vast experience in project administration and management. She focuses on accountability, business intelligence, data management, and social media.
Jessica Pou, MA
"Create, inspire others and never stop learning" is what motivates her. With experience in Digital Marketing, Advertising and Business Administration for nearly 20 years, she has worked with some important local companies in the areas of E-commerce, Social Media Content Creation for Social Media, Customer Experience and Fashion Retail. She possesses a BBA in Business and Marketing from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and MA in Communications and Advertising from Sagrado Corazón University. Loves art, photography, and nature.
Student of the School of Communication of Puerto Rico Graduate Program, Río Piedras Campus. She completed undergraduate studies in journalism at the same institution. Her interests span topics on sexual health and education, gender perspective, art, and culture.
Graduated from bachelor’s degree in Molecular Cell Biology program at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She continues to obtain diverse academic and professional training and intends to pursue a career in medicine.
Natalia S. Babilonia Díaz
Sabina Álvarez Prats is currently a senior in la Escuela Especializada Central de Artes Visuales, studying film. She draws digital portraits to help her fund her studies. Her future goal is to study cinematography and become recognized as a sound mixer in the film world.