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Meet Deputy directors & assistants

Learn. Share. Impact

Meet the team behind each of the Programs, Project and Activities that United Peruvian Youth develop. Being a volunteer at UPY gives you an opportunity to be a member of the Board. 

Aracely Clement
Monitoring Assistant

Psychologist from the Andean University of Cusco and psychotherapist in training at the Institute of Rational Emotive Therapy. She has a Master's Degree in Higher Education from UNSAAC and is a professor and researcher at EESP Pukllasunchis.


He is also part of the Strategic Approach and Educational Innovation Research group at Tecnológico de Monterrey. She has experience as a project facilitator in NGOs such as World Vision and CESIP. She currently practices the Wisdom of the Enneagram and is a Theater Improviser. She has been Deputy Director of Socio-educational Techniques since January 2021.

Mafer Chaparro 
Deputy director of National and International Relations

International Relations student at Universidad San Ignacio de loyola. She is a member of the Consilium club in the project management division. She was a volunteer in talks promoted by MINSA during 2016. Focused on SDG 4, 5, 10, 16 and 17. Her focuses of interest are the development and implementation of social projects with an intersectional approach and the development of contact networks for the formation of strategic alliances. She currently works as an English-Spanish interpreter for a multinational company. She is our Deputy director of National and International Relations since May 2021. 

Yitzhak Dextre 
Asistente de Project Hub

Estudiante de la carrea de Gestión y Alta Dirección en la Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú.

Dentro de sus áreas de interés se encuentra la creación, implementación y la dirección de proyectos. Sus atención va hacia los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible  4,  Educación de Calidad y 10, Reducir la pobreza en y entre los países. 

Sus hobbies favoritos son cantar y aprender nuevos idiomas. 

Andrea Yacavilca
Deputy director of Development Communication

Bachelor of Biology from the La Molina National Agrarian University. SHe has worked as an analyst in laboratories that impact Public Health, and teaching science classes in private schools, and in Awareness Campaigns against Covid19 in the Spanish Red Cross. Currently, she is a volunteer in two institutions: in the Spanish Red Cross, working in mainly Health and Education projects; as well as interpreter of school contents in "Project Rangeet", an educational application that seeks the well-being and learning of students.
Interested in collaborating with organizations whose purposes have an impact on society. She is our Deputy director of development communications since May 2021. 

Yajaira Huerta
​Deputy director of educational activities

Licenciada en Ingeniería de Sistemas de la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, ha estado en el top 5 de su promoción en la universidad y en el primer lugar al momento de graduarse. Tiene experiencia en inteligencia empresarial, analítica avanzada, aprendizaje automático y big data.


Actualmente, ha sido becada por el grupo Aporta, con el programa en Data Science & Global Skills que a través de una asociación con el MIT, busca formar una generación de Data Scientists líderes en el Perú. Es nuestra subdirectora de actividades educativas desde enero de 2021.

Ximena Bautista
Monitoring Assistant

Bachelor of Administration from the Universidad Privada del Norte, Trujillo headquarters, being part of the upper tenth of her class, During her last semester, she was the winner of the first place in the Short paper category of the “Third Conference on Scientific Research in Business ”. She has three years of experience professional in the areas of accounting and administration, mainly in products and services related to the construction sector. Since 2020, she is a member of United Peruvian Youth and currently occupies the position of Monitoring Assistant in the Deputy Direction  Projects Implementation.
She has an interest in national and international politics, research, social projects and sustainability.

Franco Arteaga
Asesor Técnico de Proyectos

Ingeniero Industrial por la Universidad Privada del Norte con especialización en Gestión de Proyectos por la Escuela de Negocios de la Universidad ESAN y en Gestión Logística y operaciones Supply Chain Management por la Escuela de Posgrado Universidad Nacional De Piura.


Ha trabajado en el sector privado, desempeñando funciones relacionadas a la administración de operaciones logísticas, almacenes y análisis de información; asimismo ha formado parte en la planificación y ejecución de proyectos de mejora continua en los Sectores Retail y Agroexportador. 


Miembro de UPY desde el año 2020, en donde ha elaborado diversos artículos informativos en conjunto con equipos multidisciplinarios. Actualmente se desempeña dentro de la organización como Asesor técnico de proyectos"

Melissa Salcedo 
​Deputy director of strategic planning

Degree in Psycologyst with a great passion for human behavior in the workplace. She works advising different organizations in the south of the country applying psychological principles and research methods to improve the work / organizational environment. She was the former deputy director of project design at UPY. Currently, she is the deputy director of strategic planning  since 2021. Her areas of interest are human development, mental health and human talent management.

Medical student from the Universidad San Martin de Porres and diplomacy with a specialty in foreign relations from the European Academy of Diplomacy (EAD). He is an IFMSA Certified Public Health Leadership and Soft Skills Coach. He was Peru's delegate for the Model United Nations organized by the NGO Associazioni Diplomatici for two consecutive times. He is currently developing as co-founder of the International Action Group, an international organization aligned with the SDGs that seeks to educate and empower young people to be an example of leaders in the future. He is our Deputy director of Talent Management since January 2021. 

Micaela Cossío
Asistente de Medios audiovisuales

Student of Communication for Development at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She was chosen to be part of the delegation of InterCAS'18 and Proyecto Hogar'19.
Her areas of interest include development project management, national policy, SDGs 4, 5, 10, 13 and 16 and human rights, with a specialization in human rights of indigenous peoples in the United Nations system.
She is currently part of the team of tutors of the discipline of Social Personnel in the NGO Por Un Perú Mejor (PUPM) where she has been providing counseling to children and adolescents whose studies have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic since May 2020. Within UPY, she has been part of Personas & Paz since February 2021.

Renato Hernandez
​Deputy director of Talent Management

Sachie Silva
Asistente de medios digitales 

Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She has professional experience in areas such as commercial foreign logistics. Her areas of  interest in communications and digital design.
Currently, she belongs to the NGO HechoxNosotros, where she is in charge of promoting more sustainable practices in the fashion industry. She advocates for  SDG 4, 10, 13. (sustainability issues in the textile industry, promotion of more accessible and quality education, the search for equality for minorities). She is our Media Content Assistant since May 2021. 

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