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
Chief International Program Officer

Dan Pearson

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.

Vice President, International Programs

Melissa Velazquez

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.

Chief of Staff

Pritha Hariharan

Prior to assuming the role of chief of staff, Pritha Hariharan served 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.

Unbound believes the best experts are the ones closest to the work

Our families lead the way in Unbound. In addition to the Unbound staff above, we can connect you with a participant in the Unbound program to share their perspective and experience

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. 

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