Our values unite us in the effort for educational transformation
Each team member brings a unique flavor to the work space, and we all share a set of values that unite us in our educational transformation efforts.
Regeneration begins with oneself, because the interior and the exterior are lines of the same spiral, interconnected and constantly in motion. Every day we take actions that impact our cells' ability to regenerate. That is why our temporal age does not necessarily correspond to the age of the internal organs.
Regeneration requires that we tune in to all of our senses to listen, assess, and live life. Regeneration begins with the food we buy, the energy sources that power our home, the way we relate to people of diverse backgrounds and origins. It is also a relationship with the whole of human nature, including its shadows, and the process of illuminating the cycles of resentment, fear, and trauma.
What are your contributions to today's world and for future generations?
Paula Andrea Baltán Salazar
Diseñadora gráfica con enfoque social. Se desempeña en la ilustración y la diagramación para organizaciones sociales con el fin de aportar en la transformación de las comunidades. También se desempeña en la investigación con enfoque en la recuperación activa de patrimonio, específicamente tipográfico y su difusión a través del museo como estrategias de la mediación cultural. Se alimenta del mundo de RegenÜrate y le aporta a la transformación social desde el diseño editorial y la ilustración.
Alejandra Parra – Director of Inclusion and Accessibility | Editor in charge of ages 11-14
Professional in Special Education, Literature and Music. She has published her own texts, and is currently writing her Doctoral thesis in Literature with a focus on the relationship between writing, testimony and Human Rights. She believes in the word as a way of building worlds, and in the transforming power of art. Her mission is to explore how the circumstances of each being challenge us and light the way to understand our own "humanity".
Diego Mera – Graphic Designer
Graphic designer, self-taught in history and heritage with a published book on this subject. His contribution to the team consists of illustrating and diagramming the contents for children between 8 and 14 years old - a task that he performs to connect and share with them the universe of regenerative education. His mission in life is to share learning from everything in a world full of diversity.
Zouheir – Founder
Graduate of University of Michigan. Focused his work in investment banks in the US, Switzerland and England, managing the investment lines in green businesses. Ran a green business growth incubator at Kalu Yala, a sustainability Educational Institute in the jungle of Panama. His mission in the world is to sow educational seeds to make generations aware of the celebration, respect and harmony of our relationship with the environment.
Andrea Montenegro – Writing and Pedagogy Coordinator
Graduated in Basic Education with a Master in Popular Education. Her work within the team is to critically and reflectively guide each of the activities proposed within each booklet. Her mission in the world is to be able to strengthen and expand educational efforts in order to generate more participatory, inclusive and regenerative social transformations.
Diego Sandoval – Graphic Designer
Professional in Graphic Design (digital and analog illustration). As part of the team, he seeks to couple narratives, as fundamental tools, to images in a friendly language that can be understood by the target audience in a more assertive way. His mission in the world is to support, contribute and provide feedback to the various learning processes, using Graphic Design as the main tool.
Paula García Villalobos – Editor in charge of ages 6-10
Professional in Languages and Culture with complementary studies in Pedagogy. She provides the team with a protective and empathic look when editing content for kids. Her mission is to recognize the realities of the children of the world. She believes in education as a regenerative and life-transforming power.
Karina Lopera Uribe – Publications Coordinator
Professional in Anthropology and Literature, self-taught in ethology. She brings to the team critical approaches that draw from the ethics of care, social justice and anti-speciesism. Her mission on the planet is to nurture bonds of brotherhood between all forms of life.
Adriana Delgado – Graphic Design Coordinator
Graphic designer with experience in editorial production. She brings to the team a critical look from design and proposals focused on children's audiences and their characteristics. Her mission in the world is to support, via design, social and community transformations that have a place in environmental, educational and gender equality fields.
Antony Yesid Carabali Lucumi – Graphic Designer
Graphic designer with experience in editorial design, illustration and branding. Contributes to the team through the illustration and layout of educational content. His mission in the world is to promote the growth of society at a communicative, organizational and personal level, going from the self-recognition of self.
Angie Lorena Salazar Anacona – Graphic Designer
As graphic designer, she contributes to the team in the creation and harmonic composition of the activity books. Her mission on the planet is to enrich learning through illustration, and to enable and encourage students to create spaces for reflection on global adversities.
Valeria Hernández Mojica - Editor in charge of ages 8-10
Professional in Hispanic Language and Literature, with a special interest in children's literature. Her task within the team is to edit empathic, interdisciplinary, and interseccional contents that offer children deep knowledge for life, approaching them to nature and themselves. She believes in the power of words to shape the world and her mission is to share with others her love for nature.
Ramses Salazar Mora - Digital Marketing | Inclusion and Accesibility Department
Design Engineer with experience in digital marketing, passionate for illustration and drawing. He collaborates with the team by sharing his capacity of creating graphic contents that communicate our essence and vision, and his technical ability to create accessible products. He believes personal development is the final goal of human life, and in the power this can have to transform Earth.
Esthepania Lozano – Curriculum Developer
Anthropologist and Master in Social and Political Studies with an emphasis in research, she believes in the power of stories to transform the world. She brings to her team her sense of thinking about realities in an interconnected and diverse way. Her mission in the world is to cultivate networks of affection for a multispecies and fair coexistence with the planet.
Manuel J. Briceño Peña - Animation
Digital Arts Engineer with an emphasis on digital animation and visual effects, he has the International Diploma for Strategies and Tools for Product Development in Creative and Cultural Industries. He participates in the creation of audiovisual educational content, giving soul to different characters for students, ensuring that it is inclusive for those who have some functional diversity, in order to encourage care and protection for the environment.
María Kamila Arroyo – Animation
Graphic designer and audiovisual-multimedia producer, her contribution to the group is to give color and life to the texts through illustration and composition. Her mission is to inspire others to follow their dreams, to care and protect the environment, and acquire mental and emotional health.
Ignacio Steffens – Curriculum Developer
Graduated in Environmental Management. His multidisciplinary training provides the team with a comprehensive view of the current and future challenges on our planet. His mission is to transform children and adolescents into agents of change, cultivating critical thinking in each of them to build a more fair, equitable society in harmony with our common home.
Esteban Olivari – Curriculum Developer
Writer with a published novel and self-taught in transpersonal psychology and spirituality. He brings to the team holistic perspectives, both in the contemplative and in the union of natural and social systems. His mission is to communicate that there is majesty in simplicity, and to provide the tools to recognize it.
Sebastián Burecovics – Curriculum Developer
Writer of children's and youth literature, coordinator of artistic-playful workshops, clown, psychology student and creator of Monstrology (a space to transform fears into creativity). He was a volunteer for the Fundación Flexer, playing games in the chemotherapy room of the Gutiérrez Hospital. Learning from playful dynamics is his main contribution, from a philosophy of life that is based on "being someone else's happiness".
John Euler Chamorro Fuentes – Curriculum Developer
Engineer in Industrial Automation who has carried out different research on medical robotics in laboratories in Spain and Italy. In his spirit for research, he brings to the team actions in different areas of knowledge in a transdisciplinary way. His mission is to motivate students to be generators of change so that they take action in the face of local and global adversities in a holistic way.
Liza Castro – Editor in charge of ages 15-18
Graduated in Dramatic Literature and Theater, she has a master's degree in Educational Development. Within the team, she’s the editor in charge of materials for adolescents and youth, seeking that the contents encourage a critical and deep look at various contexts. She always watches over the development of artistic thinking. Her mission is to accompany youth on the path of finding their place in the world.
Karen Eliana Samboní Sandoval – Curriculum Developer
Graduated in Pedagogy. She enjoys playing with jolly and didactic creation, while looking for paths that recall and celebrate the interests of infants. She considers that her mission in the world is to sow, embrace, build and fertilize the seeds of love, regeneration and citizen democratization through education.
Nancy Nuñez Sandoval - Scientific Editor | Editor in charge of ages 11-14
Biologist and M.C in Environmental Health. She has participated in varied proyects that involve environment and children's neurodevelopment, and creating popular science contents. She grew up in a community in a xerophile forest where she learned to respect other beings and natural elements. She wishes to encourage the new generation to love, respect, and understand their relation with every life form. At regenürate, she shares her knowledge in science and math.
Daniela Alarcón Castillo - Editor in charge of ages 6-7
Professional in Languages and Culture with a focus on socio-cultural studies. As an editor, her role in the team is to seek interdisciplinary learning strategies, and she tries to ensure that diversities are recognized as part of the richness of our world. She believes in artistic learning as a key tool to understand and sensitize the world. Her mission is to participate in the integral formation of children and adolescents.
Chrístofer Eduardo Peña Calderón – Graphic Designer
Graphic designer, law student, illustrator, anti-speciesist and creator of "El Santandereálogo: Basic Guide to Understand Spanish from Santander", Colombia. In RegenÜrate, he illustrates and diagrams ideas to promote regenerative education. In addition, he is active in the study and defense of human rights, equality, justice and eradication of any form of violence through academia, art and social spaces. He prefers dogs to cats.
We hope this has given you an idea of who we are and what is the core of our work.
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