We support future leaders where others do not reach them
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 winning the VH1 Do Something Award she was named by Newsweek as one of the “Top 25 Women Under 25 in the World to Watch.” 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.
Head of Operations and Partnerships
Ada Cruz-Torres is a “catracha” through and through, born and raised in Honduras’ capital, Tegucigalpa. After obtaining her bachelors degree from the University of Florida, she moved to Guatemala to promote social entrepreneurship. Falling in love with this field, she came back home to Honduras and worked to help women living in rural areas increase their income through sustainable farming. Most recently, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco in the Youth Development sector, where she wrote grants for literacy programs, taught art to young children, and drank plenty of Moroccan tea.
Carlos Manuel Urbina
Head of Field Programs
By age 24 Carlos started his first philanthropic venture, a volunteer association that identifies primary school-aged children, from his hometown, living in precarious situations and provides emotional and academic support. He comes to E2E after three years working for a major bank in Honduras’s capital as an Operations Official. Carlos loves all things tech, reading, and spending time with his wife and baby girl.