Michelle Zapata

Michelle Zapata, IYF Regional Director, Americas & the Caribbean

Ms. Michelle is an award-winning young leader, passionate about youth empowerment, social entrepreneurship, migration, human rights and child and youth issues. Through her work experience, she works as Institutional Development Coordinator for the international NGO World Vision in Mexico, and she has also worked with Children International and Hult Prize Foundation, and supported other organizations such as Amnesty International and TECHO. 

Ms. Michelle holds a Bachelor in International Business with specialization on International Cooperation for Development from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.

  • Institutional Development Coordinator, World Vision Mexico.
  • Institutional Development Assistant, Children International Mexico.
  • Management and Development Assistant, Solidaridad Marista A.C.
  • Campus Director, Hult Prize Foundation.
  • Vice President, Amnesty International Chapter.
  • Logistics and Politics Coordinator, Changemakers Chapter.

Awarded Hult Prize, Hult Prize Impact Forum,  London – UK, 2017.

Entry in The IYF

IYF History
Regional Director, Americas & the Caribbean (2018- ), Member of IYF Executive Board (2018- ).