Our People

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Estee

Founder 

Estee is a problem-solver talented in building cross-sectoral relationships. A graduate of the Foster full-time MBA class of 2017 and recipient of three competitive fellowships, Estee has combined her passion for education and management by founding two flourishing educational start-ups with teams of 40+ instructors combined in both the United States and Paraguay. Her test prep company in Seattle has reached 300 students; her children’s non-profit in Paraguay has reached over 5,000.

 

An entrepreneurial thinker with relentless persistence, Estee has built a reputation for guiding businesses, organizations, and educational institutions in response to emerging threats and opportunities. She has provided consulting expertise to clients from more than ten Fortune-500 companies including Amazon and Microsoft and provided consulting and training to hundreds of educators and social workers during her five-years working in Paraguay with the Peace Corps and Superkids Foundation. Deliverables to clients have included white papers, SWOT analyses, market sizing and analysis, marketing plans, budgeting and financial planning, risk mitigation, policy revisal, internal and external branding analysis, performance and impact evaluation, and long-term strategy recommendations.

Facilitators

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Ali

Executive Director 

Aliana is the Executive Director of Superniños. She is 28 years old and has a degree in Psychology. She loves being in contact with nature, reading love books, writing poetry and traveling a lot. She loves animals and her favorite food is pizza. Ali's favorite game in Superniños is "coca, cocido". Her biggest dream is to create positive change in the community through education.

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Dalma

Program Coordinator

Dalma is a psychology student, apart from working with Superniños she is a mentor to young people in a youth movement, fostering leadership in them as well. She loves photography and painting, her secret is to move everyone through laughter and her wild imagination.

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Steffany

Steff is a scout and she loves music, astronomy, animals, philosophy and history. In her free time, she enjoys learning by reading and watching documentaries. Her passion is to motivate children as agents of change in their communities and her biggest dream is to leave the world better than she found it.

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Junyor

He loves drawing, hiking, camping and doing all kinds of outdoor activities. He loves traveling and visiting new places to meet new people, cultures and traditions, but above everything, he loves to make others laugh. He is passionate about community service, leadership, sociology and psychology. His greatest dream is to inspire others to do what they are passionate about, to excel, believe in themselves and fight for what they long to achieve.

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Alejandro

Alejandro is very nice, good vibes, charismatic, helpful, with a happy mentality. Apart from working in a family business, he dedicates himself to mentoring Superkids with a lot of passion and good vibes, always standing out. He loves to dance, help others in whatever way he can, very attentive to everything while maintaining his loyalty, one of his passions is reading and music. He is studying for his Economics degree and one of his big dreams is to be an actor in dubbing.

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Nahuel

Nahuel is a super charismatic and happy young man. He likes to live moments with people that he considers special, he loves to play the guitar and act. His favorite value is "Be passionate." He wants to travel and see many places in the country and abroad. His dream is to meet people from different cultures and live unique experiences that mark his life. 

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Nati

Nati is a teacher in Spanish and Guaraní literature. What she does, she does it with love. She loves sunflowers. She longs to be light in people's lives and help improve the country's education.

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Juanchi

Juanchi is a student of Advocacy, in addition to working with Superkids, he is a leader and youth animator in his community. He loves music and loves mango; his favorite phrase is "It is not brave the one who is not afraid, but the one who overcomes them." 

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Victor

Victor is one of the funniest of the team. He loves the camps, making people laugh, travel and playing with the kids. His favorite phrase is “the best is yet to come.” 

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Arthuro

Arthuro is the most lively and passionate of the team. He has so many talents, such as playing instruments, drawing and painting. He would love to work with city leaders to take action in society. It is a lot of fun and it fascinates you to work as a team. 

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Andrea

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Andrea is a student of the public accounting career at the National University of Asunción. She is an English teacher and has experience working with children. She loves to share with family and friends, travel and climb hills. Her biggest dream is to be a great teacher, one that students always remember with great affection.

Super-Mission Board

We could not do this amazing work without the help of our Board. These visionary experts are working hard in the US and around the globe on Superkids' behalf. They meet regularly with Estee and our Paraguayan advisory boards (both children and adults) to make sure we are always doing the best work possible.

 

Senior Board Members

Brock Hurston

Brock is an RPCV who returned from Paraguay and got married in 2019. He is currently living in New York and working for a non-profit that uses tennis as a tool for leadership and literacy, working as a tennis coach in high schools.

Brock Hurston

Brock is an RPCV who returned from Paraguay and got married in 2019. He is currently living in New York and working for a non-profit that uses tennis as a tool for leadership and literacy, working as a tennis coach in high schools.

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Claire Stiglmeier

Claire, is the head of the Growth and Development committee and a Paraguayan adoptee. She served as an Education and Youth Development volunteer in Paraguay from 2011-2013, then stayed in PY for 4 more years as a teacher at the International School of Asunción. Claire recently graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University with a degree in International Education Development. She currently lives in NYC and coordinates educational services for child migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the Bronx. She also leads tours back to Paraguay for adult adoptees and the people they love.

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Laura Figueroa

Laura is a Returned Peace Corps Paraguay Volunteer and Vice President of the 2020 Board of Directors. She served as a a Community Economic Development Specialist in Coronel Oviedo for two years. She is currently attending NYU School of Law and is preparing for a career in public service.

 

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Mel Witman

Mel is a Returned Peace Corps Paraguay Volunteer (2015-2017), and is on the Growth and Development Committee. She is currently studying a Social Impact MBA at Brandeis University, and has a background working in social work and public health. She enjoys sports and live music.

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Tess Duffy 

Tess is a Returned Peace Corps Paraguay Volunteer (2010-2012), and part of the Marketing Committee. Her background is in agriculture, applied economics, and statistics…so naturally she is a fourth grade teacher at a bilingual school in Denver.

New Board Members for 2020

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Sam Broner

Sam graduated with a computer science degree from Tufts University in 2016. He has been a team leader, tutor and teacher throughout his work history and is currently a PrepCorps tutor. In his current job as a Microsoft software engineer in WA he has led teams on groundbreaking projects in trainings, collaborations and on-boarding programs, and he is applying to MBA programs for this year.

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Corey Creedon

Corey Creedon is a member and Co-President of the  Superkids Board of Directors. From 2012-2015, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. Corey has worked in youth leadership and service learning as a Global Program Leader in Costa Rica (2012) and the Dominican Republic (2016) with Rustic Pathways. Corey is currently an ORISE Research Fellow with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Bates College.

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Jen Cuculich

Jen is a lawyer by training who got a teaching degree at night while working as a lawyer because of her passion for education. She worked in inner city schools as a teacher and curriculum developer before she, her PYan husband and their 3 young kids moved to Asunción last year. She brings her drive and grant-writing experience to our Growth and Development Team. 

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Candace Fuller-Malfoy

Candace has lived and worked all over the world in everything from marketing and PR to investor relations and business development. Alongside her work she volunteered for social causes from refugees to the homeless. She is currently living in Asunción with her husband and daughter and doing international business development for Binary.com and brings that branding and digital marketing experience to our Strategic Management Team. 

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Josh Perez

Josh is an currently a Community Health Volunteer in Paraguay and has an environmental science degree from Dartmouth. He has been a leader in many groups and organizations and brings his scientific training and background to the quantitative side of Superkids, as well as his qualitative experience.

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Lyla Shapiro

Lyla is an RPCV from Paraguay and served 2017-2019. She was part of the team that helped launch Superkids. Since then she has been a Program Trip leader with Rustic Pathways and will be an outdoor counselor in CA this spring as she applies for grad school in the fall. She brings her fundraising and change-making experience to our Growth and Development Team. 

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Susan Turner-Lowe

Susan was a Peace Corps Paraguay volunteer in the 80’s and has been with the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in CA for the last 17 years. In her current role as the President of Communications and Marketing she has launched their social media and PR campaigns to new heights, and she brings this experience to our Strategic Management Team. She and her partner have adopted 2 little girls from N. Vietnam.

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Libby Waterbury

Libby is an accountant at a digital marketing firm in CA and the owner-operator of a small sandwich shop. A mother of 3, she is passionate about education and wants to use her experience and MBA to help improve the situation for kids in Paraguay. She is bringing her digital marketing and design experience to our Strategic Management Team.

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Kid Quotes

"It’s the power of children to change the world and the future."

"En el poder de los niños está cambiar el mundo y el futuro"

- Sofía, age 10, Superkid