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Andrea Sanfeliz
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Andrea Sanfeliz

Development Manager

Andrea is a Mexican American seasoned professional in institutional development, adept at fortifying organizations and guiding them through the planning, monitoring, fundraising, and execution of projects. She is a people person, thriving in dynamic interactions with teams and individuals. Andrea unfailingly discovers pathways to achieve goals and propel the organization forward. Andrea holds a particular interest in initiatives that promote development for women and minority groups.

Before joining the Hispanic Access Foundation, Andrea accumulated a diverse background collaborating with both Mexican and American non-profit organizations and Think Tanks. She excelled in enhancing organizational capacities, mobilizing human capital, and establishing successful fundraising programs. Her expertise encompasses various critical topics including human rights, access to justice, gender-based violence, competitiveness, education, and anti-corruption.

Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Tec de Monterrey and is on the brink of presenting her master’s in public policy thesis. She has also earned several diplomas, including one in Gender Studies Research from El Colegio de México (COLMEX), another in Strategic Social Impact from UCLA, one in International Cooperation for Development from Instituto Mora, a Diploma in Project Management for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean from the Inter-American Development Bank, and a Diploma in International Women’s Health and Human Rights from Stanford University.


Why she works for Hispanic Access…

"I love working for Hispanic Access because our values align incredibly well. As a member of the Hispanic community, as a woman, and as a global citizen, I closely have witnessed the lack of access, along with discrimination and inequalities based on race and gender.

I was eager to find a job where my energy, time, and ideas serve a meaningful purpose. What better place than here, with this team and this mission?"


In her spare time…

“Andrea can’t stay still. In her spare time, she’s either working out, gardening, teaching and practicing yoga, or learning something new. She relishes in hearty laughter, cherishes moments with her dogs, and treasures time spent with her friends and family.”

Her favorite book…

“It depends on the mood and the circumstances in my life when I’m reading it, but “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera is one of my all-time favorites. I believe Kundera brilliantly captures the fragility and absence of absolute weight in human life. Every time I read it, the novel presents a different story and challenges my notion of existence and the meaning of life in different ways.”

A person she finds inspirational…

“I find inspiration in two types of individuals. Firstly, those who challenge the status quo and pave the way for the next generation to be free and proud of their true selves. Simone de Beauvoir, a personal favorite of mine as a feminist, embodies this spirit. Secondly, I'm inspired by individuals who persistently grow, learn, and move forward in their lives in pursuit of their happiness. My parents are shining examples of this for me.”

About Us

Hispanic Access Foundation connects Latinos and others with partners and opportunities to improve lives and create an equitable society.

Phone: (202) 640-4342

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