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Mercedes Caso
Program Officer, Wikimedia Foundation
'Pull a thread here and you’ll find it’s attached to the rest of the world.' Nadeem Aslam

About me

¡Hola!!I have been working in grant-making for over 15 years. Before joining Wikimedia Foundation, I worked as the Community Partnerships Director at Sacred Fire Foundation, managing the annual grants program and designed a grantee collaborative pilot program to promote knowledge sharing, and ultimately, to ensure the continuance of ancestral wisdom in our world.

I led the Levantemos México Fund from Documental Ambulante in response to the Mexico earthquakes of September 2017. I managed a grantee capacity-building program that included communications and self-documentation, and horizontal knowledge exchange, focusing on integral community reconstruction processes.

I am passionate about protecting and promoting cultural diversity and the importance of recognizing Indigenous wisdom as a heritage for humanity.

I love hugging trees & walking in nature, I enjoy music of all types, and I could be dancing all day long.

My work

I work on the Community Resources team as Program Officer.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: mcasovaldes(_AT_)wikimedia.org


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