Estefania is the Director of the Aspen Global Innovators Group at the Aspen Institute. She joined the Aspen Institute in June 2022, where she works on a portfolio of programs to dismantle global health disparities globally and domestically. During her career in philanthropy, she served as a Program Manager at The Wyss Foundation and as a Program Officer at the Helmsley Charitable Trust, managing multimillion-dollar portfolios, developing and implementing social justice, women’s rights, and global health strategies, and actively engaging with partners in Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the United States. Her thought leadership has been featured in the Huffington Post, World Economic Forum blog, Health Affairs Blog, and the Atlantic Live. Estefanía served as an Executive Editor for Georgetown’s Food and Drug Law Journal and throughout her career has authored multiple peer-reviewed papers and opinion pieces.
In 2015, she was selected as an Aspen Ideas scholar and as one of the “10 Young Leaders Who Are Creating A Better World” by Johnson & Johnson and the Huffington Post. In 2017, Estefania was one of the finalists for the Buffett Institute Award for Emerging Global Leaders. Her work at the Helmsley Charitable Trust was recently featured in the BBC documentary “Living without Limits” and won first place at the 2020 WHO Film Festival.
Estefania holds a law degree from Universidad de Los Andes, a Master’s in International Law and Settlement of Disputes from the United Nations University for Peace, and an LL.M in Global Health Law from Georgetown University Law Center.