Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

Chief Executive Officer, IMPAQTO

Read international law, University of Oxford; Master's in Public Policy, UC Berkeley. Social entrepreneur and human rights lawyer. Founded the Ecuador offices of Asylum Access, a rights initiative for refugees in developing countries now reaching more than 9,000 refugees in Asia, Africa and Latin America. As a consultant, has focused on paths to scaling impact for grassroots organizations, including an association of families of disappeared children in El Salvador, and communities at risk of development-induced displacement in Thailand, Cambodia and India. Former, General Manager, TECHO Ecuador and Latin America lead for HURIDOCS, a human rights and technology NGO. Currently, Michelle is the CEO of IMPAQTO, the first social innovation lab and coworking space in Ecuador.