Waleska is proudly Kaqchikel Maya from Patzun, Chimaltenango. She trained as an MD at the Autonomous University of Mexico and the University of San Carlos of Guatemala. She has worked extensively in Mexico and Guatemala for Ministry of Health programs to expand service coverage to rural areas. Her prior leadership experience includes managing a large team of providers delivering health care in dozens of rural communities in the Department of Chimaltenango. Waleska is a former fellow for Centroamérica Adelante, a prestigious and innovative leadership development program to support high-impact leaders driving change in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. She is a current fellow in the Central American Healthcare Initiative, which seeks to promote the administration and delivery of innovative and efficient medical care in Central America. She originally worked with Wuqu’ Kawoq in 2010-11 and returned to our team as Medical Director in 2014.