Claudia Alfaro joined Citizen Schools in January 2007 as the Director of Volunteers for Boston and became Chief Civic Engagement Officer in 2009. Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Claudia is a bilingual professional with over seven years in the non-profit community and nine years of professional work in various aspects of business development, marketing, operations and recruiting in high growth companies and organizations. Claudia formerly worked for Building Excellent Schools as their Director of Recruitment implementing a national recruitment strategy for a start-up program in a non-profit organization. There, she developed national relationships and brand recognition with key stakeholders in non-profit, private, and government sectors. Prior to that, Claudia was the Director of the USA High School Program, part of the Council of International Educational Exchange, and she managed the operations and marketing. Claudia has also worked in international markets, primarily Europe and South America. She is currently working on her MBA at Northeastern University.