Mary Helen Ybarra Johnson serves as the Assistant Director for Outreach and Operations. Previously, she served as Communication Manager at Accion, and as a Research Consultant for the Migration Policy Institute and for the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University. In addition, Mary Helen has served as a Placement and Selection Officer at Laspau, managing the selection process for numerous programs in countries including Brazil, Paraguay, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.
Mary Helen earned a bachelor’s degree in history with a concentration in Spanish language and culture from the University of California, San Diego, and an EdM in administration, planning and social policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has also completed extensive coursework in communication design at Massachusetts College of Art. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.