Gonzalo Jara

Gonzalo Jara

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022
Gonzalo Jara

Gonzalo has participated for more than ten years in social projects that contribute to the just development of communities in poor areas. He was co-founder of the MUST Foundation, an organization that provides school reinforcements and housing solutions, and president of Youth Without Borders, a volunteering project that works with isolated communities in the extreme north and south of Chile. Gonzalo graduated with the highest distinctions as an engineer from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and was elected chair of the Engineering Students Council. He worked for two years as a math teacher through Teach for All and then as advisor in the Ministries of Education and Health, working in the intersection of data science and public policy. In 2016 he was chosen as one of twenty-six Iberoamerican Young Leaders by Fundación Carolina in Spain and received the Ismael Valdés Award from the Chilean Institute of Engineering for his leadership.

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