Robert Rivers

Co-Founder and Administration

Robert studied chemistry at Kentucky State University and  University of Cambridge completing his Ph.D. He currently works as Scientific Program Manager coordinating with researchers. His current role with Umbrella Initiatives is key in developing paperwork, administrating finances, and as the official liaison with both the State and Federal governments. 



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Maria Elena Gonzalez

Coordinator and Educator

She is an educator and activist for the right to equal education. Elena has twenty years of experience working in rural areas and training volunteers and teachers to promote literacy in children and adults. Elena lives in Cusco, Peru, and has coordinated the local project since 2016.




Yenny Delgado

Co-Founder and Project coordinator

Yenny has more than a decade of experience working with social movements and local governments in international development. She is a Psychologist, development specialist, and political analyst. Yenny lives between South and North of Abya Yala, training volunteers servicing their communities and coordinating the Super Reader project.