Eyleen Menchú

Girls' and women's rights activist and teacher
From Guatemala
Eyleen identifies as Mayan with roots in the Kaqchikel and K’iche’ communities. She possesses strong leadership skills, social awareness, initiative, compassion, and intellectual curiosity. She demonstrates good active listening skills, is comfortable sharing articulate opinions and asking effective questions. Eyleen has a deep social commitment to change the world through education. She is involved with “Niñas que Lideran” (“Girls Who Lead”), an organization where she learned about girls’ and women’s rights and is now teaching other girls in schools about their rights, fighting street harassment, and promoting inclusion programs and empowerment of underage mothers. 

“For the next four years, I will study Politics at Whitman College. While I study, I want to look for opportunities to continue getting involved in advocacy and social aid projects. I also hope to meet people who work in politics and look to do internships. I want to work in an International Organization creating and executing social aid projects. I also want to get involved in politics at the international and national level in Guatemala.”
From the north-east corner of the Catholic Church, 400 meters north
San José, Santa Ana 10901
Phone: (+506) 2282 5609
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