Graduates—Where are they now?

After 10 plus years of working with promising, ambitious, young indigenous women in rural Guatemala and asking “How far can she go,” we are seeing an incredible response from our graduates. These young women embody what happens when talent meets opportunity. All were the first women in their families to study beyond the 6th grade, and all are continuing to push the limits in a society that has consistently diminished and ignored their potential.

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Jerónima Sulugüi Chumil

Job: Kaqchikel Educator at the Impact School
Education: Final year of university
Family: Unmarried without children
Leadership: Teaching 150 students this year at the Impact Schoool

Click here to read Jerónima’s Story

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Mayra Ben Chuj

Job: Selection team, Impact School
Education: Final year of university
Family: Unmarried without children
Leadership: Tasked with finding and selecting 50 high-potential Girl Pioneers every year

Mayra joined MAIA as a Girl Pioneer in 2008.

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Juanita Simaj Calí

Job: Executive Assistant at Pomona AgTech Social Investment
Education: Third year of university studying Business Administration
Family: Unmarried without children
Leadership: The only Mayan member of the international team

Juanita joined MAIA in 2012