Hilda drives the development, implementation, and refinement of programs that amplify Latino leadership and voice through responsive grantmaking, donor advisory, knowledge management, and strategies that redefine philanthropy and social finance. Prior to HIP, Hilda served as director of the CLIMA Fund (a global grassroots climate justice collaborative fund), and worked as an advisor to philanthropists and philanthropic organizations addressing issues ranging from racial justice, gender equity and human rights to climate change and early childhood education. Her experience includes positions with pfc Social Impact Advisors, Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., the Libra Foundation, the Avina Foundation, and UnidosUS.
Hilda has a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Brown University and a master’s degree in international administration from the University of Miami. She is a volunteer with Brown University, serves on the board of Avina Americas, and previously served on the board of directors of the ACLU of Illinois and Thousand Currents.
She enjoys baking, reading Nordic crime novels, and spoiling her dog.