Diego works as the global knowledge mobilization officer for USAID's Youth Excel program. He is responsible of ensuring that learnings produced in the program are transformed into useful and compelling knowledge products for diverse development stakeholders in order to provide them with tools to improve development programing across regions and sectors.
Prior to joining IREX, Diego worked on youth empowerment and capacity building programs for global citizenship education and youth advocacy with the UNESCO Asia Pacific Center for International Understanding. He also worked with the Central American Office of the International Republican Institute under the USAID funded Consortium for Elections and Strengthening of Political Processes on different capacity building projects with a focus on political participation and the democratic strengthening of political institution in Central America.
He has been active in several youth-led organizations locally and internationally such as the Global Citizenship Education Youth Network and the International Youth Committee. He has represented Guatemalan and Latin American youth in several regional and international summits and high-level conferences across the world.
Diego holds a bachelor of science in political science from San Carlos University in Guatemala City. He completed a second bachelor of science in international relations and undertook a technical journalism studies program with Plaza Publica Guatemala, where he is also a columnist.