The Team

We support future leaders where others do not reach them

Katia Gomez

Executive Director

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From 2009-2011, Katia served as a District Chair for CARE USA, speaking to politicians in Washington DC and locally about the importance of empowering women and girls to conquer global poverty. After founding E2E, she was named one of “10 Heroes for International Day of the Girl” by TakePart.com and one of the Top 12 “Amazing Young Entrepreneurs Doing Good” by Forbes. After winning the VH1 Do Something Award she was also named by Newsweek as one of the "Top 25 Women Under 25 in the World to Watch." She has been a featured speaker at youth conferences worldwide. Katia earned her Master of Public Health from Boston University and her B.A. in International Studies from the University of California, San Diego. In 2015, she was awarded a social entrepreneurship fellowship by Ashoka. During Spring Break of 2009, she made her first trip to Honduras with a college volunteer group to work on water and sanitation; so began E2E.

Brenda Tejada

Country Director

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Brenda, a Honduran native, serves as E2E's leader on the ground overseeing all school sites and managing local Honduran partnerships and volunteers. Previously, she worked for the Secretary of Education as the Program Director for "Escuelas Saludables," a child nutrition-focused initiative led by the First Lady of Honduras. She is also a fervent community organizer having established the first soccer league in her town.

Yanari Medina

Teaching Director

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Yanari grew up in a rural community identical to the ones E2E students currently reside in - she sacrificed greatly to finish her high school education, working long hours cleaning homes and babysitting to earn barely enough to survive. She now passes along this determination to her students as E2E's Cantarranas Regional Teaching Director.

Carlos Arita

Technology and Education Lead

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Born and raised in Tegucigalpa, Carlos serves as the lead Instructional Technologist for Laureate International Universities in Honduras. He helped to create the virtual classroom platform used in several four-year institutions today. Working alongside E2E, he is supporting the development of an offline video series to bring innovative curriculum directly to rural communities.

Catalina Mejia

Curriculum Development

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Catalina Mejia is a household name in social entrepreneurship and tech circles across Honduras, as the lead coordinator for Startup Honduras, an annual event that brings together promising young minds with creative business ideas, she is a strong proponent for advancing these kinds of opportunities in her country. She is also the head of a private school in Tegucigalpa, a Board Member of Junior Achievement Honduras, and an active member of Impact Hub.

Serena Prammanasudh

Program Development - Advisory Board

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Serena Prammanasudh-Greenwell holds BAs in Spanish and International Area Studies from the University of Oklahoma and an MSc from the London School of Economic and Political Science. She is genuinely passionate about human development and believes that E2E's unorthodox model simultaneously provides access to education and economic opportunities, guiding future changemakers and positively impacting communities.

Alejandro Calderon

Business Development - Advisory Board

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Born and raised in Honduras, Alejandro holds a Bachelor's degree in the areas of Economics, Political Science, and Management from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. His commitment to supporting the community spearheaded his deep involvement with Rotary Clubs both in the US and Honduras and an excellent reputation for fundraising for the causes he cares deeply about such as St. Jude’s Hospital and Alzheimer’s Association. He is deeply passionate about international development and believes in the potential rural youth hold to break out of poverty.

Jeremy Brown

Marketing Support - Advisory Board

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Jeremy Brown is the Founder of Startups Give Back, a volunteering event where startups actively work together to help nonprofits, causes, and the community around them. A believer in progressing humankind, he supports organizations that are obsessed with making the world a better place for all of its inhabitants.

Kathleen Hennessy

Program Development - Advisory Board

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Kathleen Hennessy has been an E2E enthusiast since the day she met Katia at Boston University's School of Public Health. A fellow Latin America enthusiast, she believes that education is a vital foundation for international development and the fulfillment of human potential. Kathleen is interested in written and audiovisual communication as well as community-based health and education which she worked with in her most recent position with the California Labor Agency. Her passions include bike riding, her kitty Mujica, travel and foreign languages, especially Spanish

Alexander Agurcia

Project Management

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Alex works as a civil engineer and holds a graduate degree from UNITEC in Management and Operations. He is one of E2E's lead entrepreneurship trainers for our Central Honduras school sites.

Jorge Gallardo

Partnership Development and Accounting

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Through his position working at the largest financial institutions in Honduras and the Master's Degree in Business Administration he holds from UNITEC, Jorge is a business and finance guru who believes in transferring these important skills to the rural sector. He works with CSR departments across various corporations in the country to motivate employees to volunteer in effective ways.

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