Meet Our Team

Mario Flores

Executive Director

Mario first joined GV in 2006 as a Country Coordinator in Guatemala. Throughout his years with GV, Mario has worked for the program in Guatemala and the US before becoming Co-Executive Director in 2019. Mario brings to GV his leadership and management​ skills, knowledge of restoration, and experience in environmental education and community outreach.

Aurelio Hernandez

Guatemala Senior Director

Aurelio has worked with GV since 2003. Prior to his involvement, he worked with El Centro Linguistico, La Union in Antigua. He coordinates all on-the-ground activities in Guatemala, connecting GV with local partners for service projects and cultural exchanges.

Jennifer Jallos Restrepo

Director of Finance & Operations

Jennifer has been with Global Visionaries since 2018. She holds an MA in the Humanities from the University of Chicago and has over 10 years of operations and administrative experience. As an at risk youth herself, Jennifer is passionate about working alongside and serving young people in her community.

Cassidy Nelson

Program Director

Cassidy Nelson holds a B.A. in Global Studies and Spanish from The New School in New York City. She has spent over 15 months living, working, and studying in Ecuador, Cuba, and Argentina, and has worked with nonprofit organizations focused on immigrant rights, refugee resettlement, and international affairs. Cassidy is passionate about supporting young people in becoming global citizens and committed to making cultural immersion accessible for all.

Mason Tepper

Program Assistant

Mason is a student at the University of Washington studying Computer Science. He joined the program in 2018 as a high school freshman and continued to participate in Global Visionaries as a Pro-Justice Leader and Junior Leader in our Advanced Leadership Program.

Karla Berduo-Ortega

Program Assistant

Karla did her first immersion with Global Visionaries in the Spring of 2018 and continued with the program as a Junior Leader and Culture Night Leader. She is currently a student at Bellevue College pursuing a degree in Business Administration.

Lily Muehlhausen

Program Intern

Lily, an honors student at Seattle University, is currently working towards dual degrees in International Studies and French. Possessing a strong passion for global non-profit initiatives and community engagement, Lily is enthusiastic about her role in supporting Global Visionaries in their mission of promoting social justice and cultural immersion.