Staff

Sandra Yépez Ríos

Youth Program Officer

Sandra is in charge of coordinating the GNRC Youth Committee and supporting initiatives aimed to enhance children's participation and empowerment within Arigatou International's projects. Sandra is a communications specialist with experience in content writing, media outreach, and advocacy. Previous to her engagement with Arigatou International, she worked as reporter and editor for printed and online media, covering current affairs in a wide range of topics. She also served as communications assistant for NGOs in Latin America as well as in Japan, where she lived from 2012 to 2016. Sandra holds a Master in Cultural Studies with a major in Communications and a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Communications. She is originally from Ecuador and she speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, and has knowledge of Japanese.