Celina is a social entrepreneur from El Salvador. She is Co-founder and President of Glasswing International, which addresses the root causes and consequences of poverty and violence in 12 countries, through education, mental health, and youth empowerment initiatives.

She has over 25 years of experience in international development and social impact. Prior to Glasswing, Celina worked as a consultant and staff for international organizations on gender programs; as an interventionist for Latino immigrants in the US; and led humanitarian responses in countries like Liberia, Chad, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the tsunami in Indonesia.

She is a Fellow of the Obama Foundation, Ashoka, and LEGO ReImagine Learning, as well as being an Awardee of Skoll, The Audacious Project, Tällberg Global Leader, and Schwab Social Entrepreneur. Celina gave a TED Talk, and has been featured on the Stanford Social Innovation Review, CNN en Español, HuffPost Live, Forbes Centroamérica, Yes!, PopSugar, Univision, and frequently speaks at conferences.

She has masters degrees in social work and public health from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard, is on the Advisory Council of the InterAmerican Foundation, and serves on several other nonprofit Boards. Celina is married, has a 12-year-old son, two dogs, and loves nature and wildlife.

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