Ximena

Ximena serves as the Chief Human Resource Officer. She is responsible for developing future youth council workforce and creating a positive and prolific service leadership culture for the organization. At the launch of this program, Ximena was a third year high school student at Instituto Tecnol√≥gico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. She is an alumna of the UNVIE Youth Space Camp, where her team won the Commanders Cup, an annual recognition given to the team that best solves engineering challenges and demonstrates great teamwork. 


Ximena testifies that the impact of UNVIE Youth Space Camp was immeasurable. It not only gave her the opportunity to acquire new knowledge, it also helped her improve projects she already had and create new ones. The cultural interaction she experienced during her exchange allowed her to visualize new problems at national and global levels. Ximena noticed the lack of female representation in the STEM field. So, her team, GirlUp LATAM Association, brought STEMINISTA to Mexico City. The STEMINISTA program was created by the Michigan Science Center to connect girls to role models as a resource in order to see themselves in STEM. The program creates opportunities to practice basic inquiry, analysis, and problem-solving through fun and interactive learning activities. Ximena is designing a workshop related to science outreach, with the support from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. She will use her experience from Youth Space camp to impact middle and high school students in the community in order to motivate them to pursue a professional career.  Her experience also created a passion for social work, because it sparked a drive to develop collaborative communities.


Ximena also serves art the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at her school, where she manages generating projects to make the campus a safe place for everyone where diversity is an enriching factor for all.