Edmari Del Valle
- Award Coordinator, UNITED STATES
- United States
Edmari Del Valle joined IYF as a Coordinator for the Award Management Unit (AMU). She is a youth development professional with a background in project management, program development, youth programming, academic advising, and mentorship. Edmari attained a master’s degree in human development from Virginia Tech with the majority of coursework concentrated in child and adolescent development, professional helping skills, and organizational management. She joins IYF with six years of experience ensuring diverse program goals and resources align with organization-wide strategy, while effectively managing stakeholder engagement and delivering impact. At IYF, Edmari will provide program management and award compliance support to IYF country and project teams. Prior to joining IYF, she worked for Operation Smile on a variety of capacity building and health systems strengthening projects committed to increasing the provision of safe, quality, and comprehensive cleft care in low- and middle-income countries. She managed a portfolio of medical education and training programs implemented in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, among other countries in Africa, Latin America, and MENA. She describes herself as a reliable, empathetic, servant leader with an unwavering commitment to improving the quality of life of children and families in the regions that need it most. Originally from Fajardo, Puerto Rico, she grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and kicked off her professional career in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas.
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Country of birth Puerto Rico, United States
- Hobbies: Exercising, cooking, learning new cultures, and quality time with family and friends