Ximena, Co-Founder and President, is responsible for innovation and operations. Ximena is an advocate at heart and has been involved in social advocacy campaigns since she was 11. Prior to co-founding Phone2Action, she managed membership and outreach for a national advocacy organization, where she ran hundreds of campaigns across the US. She also held numerous leadership positions in Washington, DC, including spending time as a Principal, Assistant Superintendent and Agency Director. In 2009, she was appointed to the Executive Cabinet of DC Mayor Fenty. She understands advocacy both from a 30,000 foot strategic view and as an on-the- ground practitioner, and her expertise is in making the impossible happen on a routine basis.
She has a Doctorate in Policy Studies from the George Washington University and she was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. She is passionate about education and about empowering people to take action to make this world a better place.