Maryuri Sánchez Aviles

Training Specialist, ResCA Nicaragua

Maryuri, originally from Nicaragua, earned a dual Master’s in Social Work in 2016 with a mention in Social Intervention from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, León and the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Maryuri holds a Bachelor’s in Social work, graduating from the same University (UNAN- León) in 2011. Then, from 2011 to 2014, she worked with UNAN, León, as an adjunct professor in social work where she served planning, coordination, supervising curriculum, and other scholarly roles.

Currently, Maryuri is the Training Specialist for the ResCA Nicaragua TechnoServe Project that works to promote climate resilience with ranchers in the departments of Boaca and Matagalpa. Since 2014, she has worked with TechnoServe as the Training Specialist and Technical Coordinator of Projects with several foci including livestock (Project GANE and PROGRESA CARIABE), cocoa (Project PYMCO), and sorghum (Project IMPULSOR). These projects have been executed by TechnoServe in different zones of national territory and were financed by the Unites States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the PYMCO Foundation, Cargill, and other donors.

For the execution of these projects, Maryuri has contributed to the strengthening of human and social capital with the development of selection functions, forming and strengthening youth leaders who are mostly from indigenous communities so that they can then form a part of the Field Technician Team. This team’s principal activity is to promote important productive changes in the lives of the people working with the TechnoServe project.