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Marilu’s experience spans 28 years working in the areas of human and social development. She has broad professional experience in the private, non-for-profit and public sectors. She has been a teacher, mentor, facilitator and director of educational programs. She served as National Director for Basic Education for the Ministry of Education in Panama and led the Program “Aprende al Máximo”, a national movement for the improvement of educational quality with equity.
She has held the position of Regional Director for Latin America and the United States with The SFK Foundation where she designed programs and led teams developing social-emotional learning programs for vulnerable populations. Also, collaborated to successfully transform the SFK curriculum to an online award winning program.
In the private sector, she worked as sustainability director, developing a culture of sustainability within the company and promoting work towards the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals).
Currently she is an independent consultant in the areas of education and sustainability.
She is a fellow of the XI class of CALI (Central American Leadership Initiative) and a member of the Aspen Leadership Network. She has a master’s degree in educational administration, curriculum development and policy studies from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.