Sharon Bissell Sotelo
Director and Program Officer, Mexico
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Sharon Bissell Sotelo is Director for the Foundation’s Mexico Office, which provides grantmaking to civil society organizations in Population and Reproductive Health, Human Rights, and Migration. She was Program Officer for Population and Reproductive Health grantmaking from 2001 to 2011.
Sharon works with organizations in maternal mortality prevention and youth reproductive health promotion. Much of this work centers on indigenous and rural populations in Mexico, and seeks to improve access to and quality of reproductive and sexual health services for women and young people. She is currently the Board Chair of the Funders Network for Population and Reproductive Health, a network that facilitates the exchange of information, strategies and analysis for grantmakers that focus on these issues.
Prior to joining MacArthur in 2001, she worked at the Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida (Information Group on Reproductive Choice, GIRE), a leading reproductive rights organization in Mexico, as a consultant for numerous Mexican civil society organizations and networks, and at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. She holds a Master’s degree from Tulane University and diploma courses in gender, reproductive health and human rights from El Colegio de México and the Universidad Tecnológica de Monterrey in Mexico.