The Team

Our work is based on the teachings of Sumak-Kawsay (good living), part of the cosmovision of the Quechua people, which promotes harmony among people and people and nature.

CARLOS ZEGARRA

I’m a marine biologist born in Peru and raised in Colombia. Latino is who I am; it’s my heritage and a source of passion and commitment to this project. Currently, I’m the director Sachamama, where I dedicate my energy to the development of strategies that support community action in the fight against climate change and make sure to keep all our work and our objectives consistent with the mission and culture of our organization.

JOHANA SUÁREZ

I am a journalist with strong ties within the Latino community and its people. I believe in the power Latinos have to create a more prosperous and just future for us and our children. As part of Sachamama, I handle communications and make sure that our messages are consistent, timely and relevant on the development, educational and organizational platforms.

CLAUDIA ZEGARRA

I am an anthropologist/transpersonal psychologist deeply interested in environmental issues and the relationship between humans and the natural world. I am particularly focused on how we project our inner experience in dealing with the environment. I am in charge of all activities that pertain to operations and logistics, ensuring that they are efficient and effective.

JORGE OTERO

I am a creative designer born in Bogota, Colombia. From an early age I became interested in all areas of visual expression and new technologies. In Sachamama, I work to always keep our image and strategies clean, creative and innovative.

AURA VASQUEZ

I am a Colombian advocate of environmental issues and immigrants’ rights. As an organizer and strategist, I help with the development of campaigns ensuring Sachamama always keeps its tactics and strategies in line with our goals.

INTI MUNAY

I am a Colombian adopted by Taitas, healers of the Amazon rainforest in the southern region of Colombia. There, I lived with native communities and learned the ancient traditions of the jungle. Today, I am a cultural associate where I use the same principles and tools to connect the organization with its cultural heritage.

The Board of Directors

CARLOS ZEGARRA

CARLOS ZEGARRA

CARLOS ZEGARRA

CARLOS ZEGARRA

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