Christina served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay from 2004 to 2007 in a rural village without running water. As a crop extension volunteer, she worked with farmers to promote sustainable agriculture through soil conservation, the use of green manures, and crop rotation. While her focus was on agriculture, she noticed that children were not going to school past the sixth grade. She decided to begin raising money to provide educational scholarships for high school and college. Christina travels to Paraguay frequently and is inspired by the people there to continue promoting education for underprivileged youth.
Sheilah Regenthal, Treasurer
Sheilah is a Foreign Service Specialist with the U.S. Department of State, currently serving in Vienna, Austria. She previously served as an agroforestry volunteer in the Peace Corps in Paraguay, where she promoted the sustainable use of bamboo in remote villages.
Allisen Hemple, Secretary
Allisen is a graduate of U.C.S.D. and was a teacher then administrator at Horizon Prep in Rancho Santa Fe, CA for over ten years. Allisen has been a vital part of Paraguay Hope since its inception, assisting with educational goals, fundraising, and editing. Passionate about education for all students, she believes that young people can change the world.
Analis Ledesma, Student Coordinator
Analis is from Paraguay, and is currently working towards her M.B.A. in Denver, CO. As the Student Coordinator for Paraguay Hope, she checks students’ grades to make sure that they are meeting scholarship requirements.
Carlos Palafox, Funding Program Director
Ruben Martinez, Communications Director
Haley Aran, Communications Director