Lourdes has over fifteen years of professional experience in philanthropy, with a deep interest in grassroots international development. While at the Global Fund for Women she served as Program Associate for the Americas and Asia programs and later as the Grants Administrator for the Global Fund for Women in San Francisco, Lourdes was instrumental in the development and execution of the Fund’s grants administration department.
Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Lourdes earned a BA in Latin American Studies from California State University East Bay in Hayward, and an MA in International Relations from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She is very active in philanthropic and nonprofit communities, serving as a member of TechSoup’s NGOSource Advisory Council; and as a board member of Manos Unidas Contigo Peru, a local diaspora organization that supports education and community initiatives for disadvantaged children in Peru. She is a former Board Member of Grantmakers without Borders and was a founding Board Member of EDGE Funders Alliance. Lourdes enjoys outdoor activities and camping trips with her family, and is committed to raising her two young daughters in a bilingual and multicultural environment.