Marcela joined Polaris in January 2013 and is responsible for all aspects of sustainability at a regional level. This includes environmental & social due diligence and compliance, stakeholder engagement, community development, sustainability reporting, environmental management, as well as related communications. She also oversees the corporate sustainability strategy and its implementation.

Prior to joining Polaris, Marcela worked in the microfinance sector in Nicaragua. She was also a volunteer in a Latin American NGO dedicated to building homes for families in extreme poverty, during which time she was involved in fundraising efforts.

Marcela holds a bachelor’s in business administration, a post-graduate degree in Finance, and a master’s degree in Corporate Social Responsibility with a minor in Human Rights from Universidad Americana in Nicaragua. She is bilingual Spanish/English.