Director, Training and Learning
International Youth Foundation
Joel is YouthActionNet’s management lead in Latin America, working to grow the scale, impact and connectivity of our Institutes across the region. Joel also provides leadership on issues of learning and training both for the Laureate Global Fellowship and the Global Network. In particular, Joel is fascinated by how approaches ranging from group facilitation to coaching to experiential learning can catalyze individual transformation and organizational growth. Joel has a Masters of Education from Harvard, and a Bachelors degree from the University of Virginia. While at Harvard, Joel was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship at the Center for Public Leadership. Joel is a bilingual Spanish-English speaker, with intermediate Portuguese, and has worked on programs in Latin America, Europe and Africa.