Meet our team
Marcos is a political strategist and national leader of the Puerto Rican Diaspora. Marcos has worked in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and several cities in Florida as well as in Puerto Rico, where he has designed and implemented innovative and groundbreaking programs and campaigns in government, labor and non-profit settings. He has worked on civic engagement campaigns in Florida since 2002, focusing on the Puerto Rican and Hispanic communities.
Inma migrated to the US from Spain in 1996 to pursue a career in early child development and education. She has worked as an educator and leader for more than 20 years and now puts her skills and knowledge to work at Alianza by ensuring our office runs at its maximum potential.
Frank Oscar Weaver is the Climate and Clean Energy Manager for Orlando. He has a mission to create a more sustainable future. His expertise in audiovisual documentation, sustainability, environmental advocacy, leadership, and mentorship makes him an invaluable asset to our team. Frank's exceptional mobilizing skills make him a dynamic leader who has dedicated his life to preserving the planet. His dedication to environmental sustainability is an inspiration to us all, and his contributions to the cause will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on the world. Join us in our mission to create a more sustainable future with Frank by our side.
Karol Landaeta was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2015, she emigrated to the United States due to political persecution in Venezuela. She is a mother, grandmother, and entrepreneur of her business Kukenan Organic Design. She has worked on political campaigns as an organizer for different organizations in Central Florida, focused on educating the Latino community on the importance of voting. She now puts her event planning expertise to great use as Alianza’s event coordinator.
Johanna was born in Colombia. She graduated from the University of Ibague, as an accountant. She has worked for 8 years in Central Florida at different organizations supporting elections campaigns. In Alianza, she uses her experience and knowledge as a climate & clean energy regional coordinator. She is passionate about political issues, environmental topics, voter education, and human rights.
Diana Joaquín was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. In 2015, she moved to the United States with many dreams and the hope of growing up in this country. In 2017, she had the opportunity to work and learn more about the needs of her community and was inspired to attend college and learn more about communications and the issues that affect her community. She is a UCF student majoring in Human Communications. Since 2018, she has been working in local, state, and national political campaigns focused on educating the Latino community on the importance of voting. Her work with elected officials allowed her to better understand and engage with her community. She serves Alianza as the communications coordinator.
Graduated from the International Coaching Institute of Puerto Rico, Jerry has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Education in the Teaching of Fine Arts with a speciality in theater. With 20 years of experience in pedagogy, Jerry collaborated in the development of Curricula for Specialized Schools in Theater Arts and Cinematography in Puerto Rico and for the Puerto Rico Department of Education. At Alianza, Jerry uses his talent and creativity to integrate arts and culture into all of our work.
I am currently a senior in the undergraduate public health program at the University of South Florida studying to be a research/program coordinator. I grew up in a Cuban household and have been actively seeking out volunteer work in Hispanic & Latino organizations that help tackle environmental and other public health issues.
Javier Figueroa was born in San Juan PR, and he grew up in Vega Baja, Manatí. When he was young his mother decided to move to New Jersey and raise her two children, his older brother and him. After leaving a few years in New Jersey he returned to Puerto Rico where he finished his studies and graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in preschool and elementary education. He was a teacher for a few years until he got sick. Currently, Javier lives in Apopka FL, and works for the Alianza Center Organization.
Henry Mendoza is a community leader who has always worked to impact his community positively. He was born and raised in Colombia. Through his training in industrial engineering and his passion for media and photography, he has combined technical skills with artistic expression to communicate meaningful messages. His ability to capture images and create content suggests he is an effective communicator. He uses photography and the media to convey essential and meaningful messages to his community. This combination of technical and creative skills allows you to communicate effectively and reach a larger audience.
His experience in digital media and his focus on innovative strategies indicate that he is willing to explore new ways to address community challenges. This innovative mindset can lead to fresh and creative solutions that make a difference in your community. He is using all his knowledge in Aliaza by creating video and photo content for social media.
Oriana was born and raised in Venezuela and is currently studying Journalism at Valencia College. She serves as the creative arm of Alianza, transforming our mission and message into artistic reality. Since she was young, her passion has been communications, marketing and social media. Oriana considers herself a creative dreamer, and we agree.