Miguel has ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector and with social corporate responsibility projects. He earned a master’s degree in organizational government and culture through the Enterprise and Humanism Institute at the University of Navarra in Spain. Miguel also holds a bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations and media at the Catholic University of Ecuador – PUCE. Since 2009, Miguel has been the Head of Communication at Telefonica Foundation in Ecuador. He has implemented communication strategies and social campaigns pertaining to child labor, youth entrepreneurship, digital education, disaster prevention, and corporate volunteerism. Miguel has extensive experience in marketing for nonprofit organizations, media, publications, and research. His passion is to help vulnerable people in Ecuador and Latin American region through social, educational, and technological development projects. He enjoys meeting people from different cultures around the world.

Host Organization: American Red Cross

Role at Host Organization: Miguel will continue to build a communication strategy and system for enhancing knowledge management, information and data analysis about disaster preparedness and humanitarian assistance from around the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) for the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) communication channels: preparecenter.org website, Twitter, Facebook and other social media. He will also reach out, capture and disseminate knowledge from relevant external organizations.