Our Expertise
REACH has deep expertise on the following topical issues:
  • Human and labor rights
  • Forced labor and human trafficking
  • Child labor and exploitation
  • Gender-based discrimination and violence
  • Migration, including labor migration and forced displacement
  • Violence, including domestic and sexual violence, gangs, and armed conflict
  • Women's empowerment and many other issues.
Our mission is to improve respect for human and labor rights in the Americas through research, education, and citizen, government, and corporate action.

About Us

Our Work Speaks for Itself

See examples of our research projects in a range of sectors across North, Central, and South America.
Our Team
Our team comprises researchers, educators, community development professionals, lawyers, and advocates. We s​hare a commitment to upholding a high standard of quality, possess strong educational and professional backgrounds, and have a proven track record of successful on-the-ground projects. We engage with business and government representatives as well as marginalized populations to create positive change.

​REACH’s founder and director was born and raised in Guatemala and has lived in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America. She is a researcher, educator, and advocate. She has ample experience in desk and field research, development and implementation of educational and women’s empowerment projects, social auditing, community-led development, advocacy, and organizational management. She has worked on a wide range of human rights issues, including societal, sexual and domestic violence, immigration, and forced labor and human trafficking. She holds a master’s degree in Project Design, Management, and Administration from la Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña in Spain and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Informatics from la Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala and has carried out overseen research and projects in the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and South Africa.

REACH (Research - Education - Action - Change) is comprised of a dedicated team of professionals with diverse expertise and experience across countries and topical areas. Our work covers human and labor rights, business and huma rights, migration, women's empowerment, violence prevention, human trafficking, and many other vital issues in the Americas.