Coordinating Ambassadors - Latin America and the Caribbean


Coordinating Regions:

Central America & Mexico: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama

Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Colombia: Colombia

Brazil: Brazil

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Managing Ambassador

Isa Menendez


Isabel Menendez

Puebla, Mexico

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Isabel Menendez, originally from Mexico, is a dedicated professional with a degree in International Business Management and a decade-long tenure in Human Resources. She presently holds the position of Head of Talent Management and is fervently passionate about sustainability, diversity, inclusion, and career development.

Five years ago, Isabel embarked on her journey with One Young World as a delegate. Since then, she has been deeply committed to empowering the Latin America community to reach its goals. Her international experience, currently residing in Germany, has enriched her understanding of diverse cultures, driving her mission to bridge global divides.

Isabel's aspiration revolves around fostering a more inclusive world. She continues to advocate for sustainable practices while leveraging her expertise to bolster career development initiatives and promote diversity. Her relentless commitment to empowering Latin America embodies the spirit of One Young World's mission for a brighter, more interconnected future.


Coordinating Ambassadors




Kurba-Marie Questelles

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

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Kurba-Marie Questelles is a Peace and Security Specialist and a certified Restorative Justice Practitioner who has previously briefed the United Nations Security Council. She is a qualified Trainer of Trainers with areas of expertise in crime and violence prevention, peace education, and youth development. Kurba-Marie serves as a Climate Reality Leader, the outgoing curator at the Global Shapers Port of Spain Hub, and a proud member of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust network.

In 2019, she was inducted as a 30 Under 30 Emerging Caribbean Leader by the Institute of Caribbean Studies in Washington D.C. Her areas of interest include youth development, National, regional, and international peace and security.

South America



Barbara Beltran Torres

Lima, Peru

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Barbara Beltran is the One Young World Coordinating Ambassador for South America. She is the founder of G.R.E.E.N Dreams (ES:Misión Sostenible), an educational space that addresses climate change and sustainability issues created with the participation of Latin American indigenous communities. It offers an innovative platform to guarantee high-quality education and support the local economies.

She works as a professional speaker for the World University Service Germany. She visits schools and universities and raises awareness about the importance of the SDGs and sustainable development in Latin American countries. She also works as a UNITE 2030 mentor for young changemakers engaged with the SDGs. Barbara was born and raised in Peru, with 17 was awarded to study in China and recently graduated with a Double Master Degree in International Business and Business Administration in Germany and the United Kingdom.




Naila Magalhães Ferreira

São Paulo, Brazil

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Transforming people's lives is my passion and driving impact to generate transformation is my purpose. I love using my strengths to create a better world and mostly, to inspire others to do the same.

I am the one that "makes it happen", from a surprise birthday party to a big project that impacts the lives of many people. I love connecting what I have best and my values: energy, planning, and passion and responsibility, authenticity, and trust.

I love to get involved in diverse projects that generate transformation: people development, diversity & inclusion projects, organizational culture transformation activities, social impact projects.

This is me and I am ready to transform our world, and what about you?


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Daniel Zapata Castro

Pereira, Colombia

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Colombian, peace builder and manager of sustainable development projects. Industrial Engineer and master's degree in human and organizational development management with extensive experience in leadership and youth participation in national and international social organizations such as the Scout movement and Global Shapers Community.

Ambassador of One Young World since 2021 when attending to Munich as winner of the National Award for Young Talent of the presidency of Colombia, thanks to the application with projects of social impact towards the Victims of the armed conflict and signatories of the peace agreement in Colombia, and environmental impact through the citizen strategy of collecting and recycling cigarette butts.

He is currently an independent consultant focused on project formulation and evaluation, sustainability, peace and corporate social responsibility

Central America & Mexico

Edith Soria


Edith Soria


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Edith is a passionate social activist with a seven-year track record of leading impactful initiatives in health, education, and youth advocacy, earning international recognition for her exemplary work. Awarded the Youth Health Programme Scholarship by AstraZeneca in 2019, and a One Young World Ambassador after the Summit in London. In 2020, Edith was honored with the #Lead2030 award and continued her advocacy, serving as a returning Ambassador at the Manchester OYW Summit in 2022.

Currently, she dedicates herself to providing sexual and reproductive health education to indigenous communities in Mexico, nurturing empowerment, and advocating for women's rights.

Engagement Leads

Jason Pareja Jauregui


Jason Pareja Jauregui

Lima, Peru

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Jason Pareja is a Peruvian engineer with a track record of incubating and delivering strategic projects and new business ventures in the technology, telecommunications, and banking industries. Currently in the role of Digital Product Manager at B89, the first Peruvian bank, creating digital solutions that boost financial inclusion nationwide.

He is passionate about the use of technology as a catalyst for sustainable development and social progress. He is also an advocate for Quality Education, inspiring public school students to think big and follow their dreams with “Vive Tu Futuro”, an NGO that up to date has worked with +5,000 students and teachers so far. One Young World Coordinating Ambassador for Latin America. UN Youth Assembly Delegate. World Bank Youth Delegate. Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Fellow.

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