Rebeca Sandoval serves as a program associate at the regional office for Mexico and Central America, where she works to advance grant making and strategy. She joined the foundation in 2015, and has since focused on issues related to labor rights, impunity, and grave violations of human rights. Rebeca also has supported gender mainstreaming and change of narrative as crosscutting lines of work within the Mexico City office.
Trained as a sociologist, Rebeca has conducted research about return migration of Mexicans from the United States and participated in the creation of Dream in Mexico, a nonprofit organization that provides education and employment opportunities to young Mexican returnees. Prior to joining Ford, she was a high school teacher and a member of the Universidad de Monterrey’s research department, where she was responsible for proposal writing, outreach, and strategic partnerships.
Rebeca holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in humanities from the Universidad de Monterrey in Mexico.