Experts for interview

Unbound has subject matter experts available for interviews on topics including:

  • Global development: Latin America, Africa and Asia
  • Education and child development
  • Entrepreneurship and social enterprise
  • Disaster response and recovery
  • Elder sponsorship
  • Women’s empowerment
  • Microfinancing and cash transfers
  • Program evaluation
Dan Pearson

Dan Pearson - Director of International Programs

Dan Pearson leads Unbound’s International Programs Department in its role to monitor the effectiveness and fiscal credibility of Unbound’s programs across Latin America, Asia and Africa. Dan travels extensively to support and evaluate Unbound’s impact around the world. He has lived and worked in South America, Europe, and Western and South Asia. His areas of expertise include global development, disaster response and recovery, child development, social enterprise and microfinancing. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Mary Geisz

Melissa Velazquez - International Program Director

Melissa Velazquez serves as program director for Latin America. She provides leadership to teams working throughout the region and supports Unbound’s international evaluation efforts. She has dedicated most of her career to creating frameworks for measuring program effectiveness, and she trains others on best evaluation practices. Her areas of expertise include program evaluation, education and child development, elder sponsorship, global development in Latin America and women’s empowerment. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Pritha Hariharan

Pritha Hariharan - International Program Director

Pritha Hariharan serves as Unbound’s international program director for Asia and Africa. Her areas of expertise include microfinancing and cash transfers, entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, and global development in Africa and Asia. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Telugu and Urdu.


Media contact

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Michelle Rodriguez
Media Relations Manager

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Where we work

We work in three main regions around the world: Africa, Asia and Latin America. Political climate, exchange rates, poverty levels and economic activity are key factors that influence where we choose to focus our efforts. It’s our goal to provide support in areas where children, elders and families need it most. Click on the map to learn about the countries where we work.

close Latin America

From Mexico through Central America to the Caribbean and South America,
we work with more than 190,000 sponsored friends and their families.

  • Mexico,
  • Guatemala,
  • Honduras,
  • El Salvador,
  • Nicaragua,
  • Costa Rica,
  • Dominican Republic,
  • Colombia,
  • Ecuador,
  • Peru,
  • Bolivia,
  • Chile
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In East Africa, we work with more than
41,000 sponsored friends and their families.

  • Kenya,
  • Madagascar,
  • Rwanda,
  • Tanzania,
  • Uganda
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We work with more than 77,000 sponsored friends
and their families in Asia.

  • India,
  • Philippines