An Initiative of the International Youth Foundation

Lourdes Brizuela

Director of Social Responsibility & Community Outreach
Laureate Central America

Lourdes Brizuela is the Director of Social Responsibility and Community Outreach at Universidad Latina in Costa Rica. She has worked for 20 years in different initiatives that have a common goal: youth empowerment through education. Lourdes previously worked as Executive Director of Don Bosco´s Salesian Centers of Technical Education for Youth in underserved communities in Central America. She was a founding member of the Salesian Foundation for the Development of Central America, which has implemented 25 projects in 6 countries. She serves on the boards of SEDES DON BOSCO Costa Rica, the Costa Rican Women Entrepreneurs Forum, and the Costa Rican Presidential Board for Social Innovation. Lourdes is a Medical Doctor with a second career in education.