Kimberly Rodriguez Sanchez is program assistant for the Central America program and Culpeper Arts and Culture team at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She is a passionate defender of human rights, inspired by her connection to Guatemala, her family’s homeland. Prior to joining the RBF, Kim interned at The Freedom Initiative, where she was involved in grassroots mobilization, and CARE, where she supported its 2016 Learning Tours that sent representatives from corporations and government agencies to Guatemala and Mozambique. She was integral to the creation of a Spanish-language resource portal at the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She also interned for Semillas de Cambio, a Chilean NGO focused on the protection of human and environmental rights in Santiago.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and Spanish studies from American University, where she also obtained an undergraduate certificate in Spanish translation. Her studies included intensive research on Latin America, including a historical case study comparing two Central Americans leaders and their long-term impacts on their respective countries.