Meet Sebastiana Pale, GPA's Newest Member and Coordinator of our Midwife Leadership Program
Sebastiana Pale Pérez, originally from the rural community of Chimpil, in the municipality of Huixtán, Chiapas, speaks two Mayan languages (Tsotsil and Tseltal), and is fluent in Spanish. She moved to San Cristóbal de las Casas in 1998 in search of a job that would allow her to continue studying high school. Being from a large family, her parents weren’t able to support her financially, so her only option was to move to the city in order to complete her studies. She found her first job working in a boarding house, and was able to use the money she saved to go to school.
After graduating from high school in 2003, Sebastiana began working with government institutions and civil society organizations. These include the Center for Higher Education and Research in Social Anthropology (CIESAS-Sur), the National Statistics Institute, the National Electoral Institute as well as organizations such as Asesoría, Capacitación y Asistencia en Salud and Aid to Artisans, to name a few.
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