As Chief Development Officer, Claudia keeps Amistades productive and on track to reach its goals. She provides leadership to strategic partnerships and implementation of new initiatives. In her role, Claudia directs all philanthropic activities, including fundraising, development, and sustainability in support of the organization.
Claudia has an extensive background in the non-profit sector with a strong focus on administrative services, fund development, project management, and development of culturally responsive initiatives. She has been a pioneering force to harness the power of philanthropy and non profits to improve racial equity at the community level for over 20 years. She has uniquely crossed silos to unite grassroots, philanthropic, corporate, and governmental efforts, with the ultimate goal of improving the well-being of the least enfranchised, so that society becomes more integrated and harmonious. The global nature of her work has allowed Claudia to travel extensively throughout the continental United States, Egypt, England, and Hawaii.
Jasso attended Baylor University and is currently conducting studies at Harvard University. Her academic concentration, through the Harvard Divinity School, is anthropology with a special interest in Mesoamerica and the central valley of Mexico. Her research and analysis focuses on the deep history and transformations of the Aztecs as well as human migration in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands.