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Who we are

Te Protejo is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of personal care and hygiene products that are cruelty free, along with other initiatives respectful towards environment and animals.

We have a network of more than 100 volunteers in the areas of Awareness, Certifications, Alliances and Advocacy, who help us spread information about the mission of the organization to raise awareness about animal and environmental protection in different areas. We are winners of Lush Prize 2017, and Viva Schmidheiny awards in 2019 and 2020.

Mission and Vission

MISSION

Raise awareness among the population through responsible consumption, and initiatives that respect the environment and animals in the cosmetic and personal hygiene industry.

VISION

Expand the work of NGO Te Protejo throughout Latin America, empowering those who consume to make conscious decisions with animals and the environment, to achieve a sustainable cosmetic industry free of animal cruelty.

TEAM

Board of Directors

Camila Cortínez

President

General Director and Founder of NGO Te Protejo, over ten years of experience in project management & development, in addition to the leadership of non-governmental organizations in the environmental and animalistic areas. She has been selected as a young entrepreneur in Youth Action Net Chile, Young Leaders of El Mercurio, and Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative.

Daniela Medina

Treasurer

Director of Management and Finance at NGO Te Protejo. Has more than six years of experience in financial and administrative management and volunteer coordination of non-governmental organizations. An enthusiast of teamwork, she has raised and trained the NGO’s team of activists and is part of the founding board of the organization.

Nicole Valdebenito

Director

Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs. She is a journalist and social communicator with more than ten years of experience in content generation, management, and relationships with key stakeholders, as well as editor of print publications and web content. She is in charge of the dissemination and awareness area of the organization, in addition to leading its corporate area in the countries where the NGO is present.

Marisol Queupumil

Secretary

Certifications Coordinator in NGO Te Protejo as well as for the Leaping Bunny program in LATAM. She has an Industrial Civil Engineer degree. She takes part on the organization’s board, performing as secretary. In charge of the review, approval, and registration of technical documents required during the certification process, proving that cosmetic products and their formulation have not been tested on animals.

Executive Team

Camila Cortinez

General Director

Founder of NGO Te Protejo, over ten years of experience in project management & development, in addition to the leadership of non-governmental organizations in the environmental and animalistic areas. She has been selected as a young entrepreneur in Youth Action Net Chile, Young Leaders of El Mercurio, and Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative.

Camila Díaz

Administration Manager

She graduated in Business Engineering with a mention in Administration at Universidad Diego Portales. With 3 years of experience in the professional business field, she is in charge of the correct development of the human resources area and the finance area.

Catalina Portales

Latam Manager

Owns a Social Communication degree, in addition to a journalism career forged on the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. She has collaborated in the organization as a volunteer since 2015 and, currently, she is responsible for the Latin American NGO Te Protejo’s expansion, in countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Argentina.

Daniela Medina

Administration and finance Director

Has more than six years of experience in financial and administrative management and volunteer coordination of non-governmental organizations. An enthusiast of teamwork, she has raised and trained the NGO’s team of activists and is part of the founding board of the organization.

Denisse Jimenez

Advocacy manager

Political Scientist with 10 years of experience in the public sector and in social organizations, working in areas of design and implementation of public policies, citizen participation and lobbying, and as a professor at Universidad Diego Portales. Her role in the NGO Te Protejo is to advise the board on strategies to influence public decision-making.
 
Marisol Queupumil

Certification Coordinator

Certifications Coordinator in NGO Te Protejo as well as for the Leaping Bunny program in LATAM. She has an Industrial Civil Engineer degree. She takes part on the organization’s board, performing as secretary. In charge of the review, approval, and registration of technical documents required during the certification process, proving that cosmetic products and their formulation have not been tested on animals.

Nicole Valdebenito

Comms and corp affairs Director

She is a journalist and social communicator with more than ten years of experience in content generation, management, and relationships with key stakeholders, as well as editor of print publications and web content. She is in charge of the dissemination and awareness area of the organization, in addition to leading its corporate area in the countries where the NGO is present.

Rubí Borbolla

Digital Coordinator

Owns a Communication and Digital Media degree from the ITESM of Mexico. Has over 4 years of work experience in communications, taking charge of digital platforms and social networks, the cruelty-free brands list which hosts all countries’ brands where the organization has a presence, and the Vlog volunteer team.

Shareni Rueda

Content Cordinator

She has a degree in Communication Sciences from the Universidad Del Valle de México. She is responsible for the creation and coordination of the content of the different areas, the supervision of the team of bloggers in Mexico and the expansion of information in the social networks of Colombia, Argentina and Peru.

Siria Mora

Certification Manager

Owns more than 10 years of experience  on the field of Pharmaceutical Chemistry within the cosmetic industry. She has experience in the development of cosmetic products from the beginning following all the stages of development until market launch.

Sofía Fonseca

Design Coordinator

Owns a Graphic Design degree from the University of Chile. Has over 2 years of work experience creating graphic pieces, in addition, to updating the #ViveCrueltyFree phone application. She is in charge of the Design volunteer team of the NGO.

Yolanda López

Entailment Manager

Has more than ten years of experience in Cultural Management and event production. Own experience working in various educational and non-profit organizations. She is in charge of the logistics and production of the Ecobelleza events of NGO Te Protejo, which are oriented on the relationship between brands and conscious consumption.