Our Fellows
Glenda Alfaro
Universidad de Sonsonate
SVC Selected
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Glenda is a young leader who has excelled for her entrepreneurship and willingness to help her community in El Salvador. In 2013, she was recognized by President Clinton after placing second in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) Commitments Challenge competition. Because of the great progress of her composting project in her community, her Commitment to Action was chosen to be featured onstage in the Opening Plenary of the 2014 CGI U meeting. She was commended by the US Ambassador in El Salvador for her leadership and she also earned other important national and international awards. She is a graduate of the Scholarships for Education and Economic Development (SEED) program, financed by USAID and administrated by Georgetown University. After graduating with honors from Mt. Hood Community College in Environmental Technology, she became a skillful and dedicated environmental advocate committed to applying everything she has learned through her composting project in her rural community in El Salvador.
She is a current student of Agricultural Engineering and she also works for the biggest Sugar Mill in El Salvador as a Composting Coordinator.