Corina Santangelo

Corina Santangelo

M.P.A. ’99
A.B. ’93, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Mexico City, Mexico
Corina Santangelo

An international nonprofit leader and former government advisor, Corina Santangelo is a consensus builder who aspires to improve the lives of children, support students, and help alumni through networking and awareness.

Santangelo is head of fundraising for ChildFund Mexico, an organization that serves the needs of children and families living in poverty through education, health care, and protection against violence. She previously worked as director of health and economic development in Mexico’s Secretariat of Health, researcher at the Harvard Institute for International Development, and in advisory roles in the Argentine Ministry of Defense.

“Freedom, respect, and empathy are the values that I cherish the most, and I believe they are key to finding common ground.”

An avid Harvard volunteer, she is a former Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) director for Clubs & SIGs in Latin America and past president of the Harvard Club of Mexico. While studying at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), she cofounded the Latin American Student Association. She is currently vice chair of the HKS alumni board. In this role, she helped launch a student-alumni mentorship program and participated in the board’s inaugural Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging Committee.

Santangelo serves on the board of the Fundación México en Harvard, which financially supports Mexican students.

“I believe in extending the Harvard experience outside of the classroom and after graduation, as well as expanding cross-cultural dialogue about diversity. There is huge value in connecting with current students to build a leadership pipeline and leverage the knowledge and experience of alumni.”

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