Lucy was an iLEAP International Fellow in 2011. She began her career in women’s empowerment and community development in 1999 with the Gender Program World Conservation Union, surveying women leaders in local NGOs. In 2000, Lucy joined ASAPROSAR as Coordinator for the International Assistance Program. ASAPROSAR has a mission to empower the poor through healthcare, youth leadership training, education, micro-credit, and development. In 2005, Lucy became the unit manager for ASAPROSAR’s children and youth programs where she created a new program called, “Barefoot Angels”. This program works to provide education opportunities for children. Lucy is currently the Director of Ashoka “Avancemos” Program for El Salvador and Guatemala. She is a graduate from University Jose Simeon Canas in sociology and the University of El Salvador in public health.