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Alison Guzman, Donor Relations Coordinator, manages and cultivates relationships with Cultural Survival´s donors. Originally from Austin, TX of Tejana/Paraguayan descent, she grew up in Latin America and southern Africa and holds a Master’s degree in Ethics and Global Affairs/Indigenous Rights from The American University in Washington D.C. She also earned a Bachelor's degree in International Studies/Multi-Ethnic Studies from the same institution and Museum Studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts in New Mexico. She began her career in international organizations involved in community development and access to finance initiatives and has over 10 years of experience in nonprofit management and development. Based in southern Chile, since 2013, she has worked alongside Mapuche communities to co-design strategies for sustainability and is learning their language Mapudungun. She also speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Guarani — one of the official languages of Paraguay, where her mother is from. Contact Alison at