Latin America

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Manuel E. Soto Alday, Director

Manuel Soto was born and raised in Hermosillo, Mexico. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the Jesuit University of Guadalajara (ITESO). During his studies, he served as Secretary-General for his university’s Model United Nations as well as participating in Model UN nationally and abroad. In addition, he was involved in political science research and co-published a summary report focused on freedom of speech violations in Mexico. He has also participated in various conferences including the Jesuit University System’s IX Human Rights Forum. Prior to joining WYA as Staff Member in January of 2014, Manuel interned for the Latin American Regional Office and worked for several NGOs.
 

Kateri Salas, Director of Operations

Kateri Salas was born in Costa Rica and holds a degree in International Relations at the Universidad Nacional. She has also studied Sociology at the University of Costa Rica. Before joining the World Youth Alliance, Kateri participated actively in various activities and conferences at the Costa Rican Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship. In 2009, Kateri completed an internship at the Brazilian Embassy in Costa Rica. She was a member of the local World Youth Alliance Costa Rican committee before joining as staff in 2011.



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