Our Story

 

The NeXT Global Organization is dedicated to the development of creative minds, projects & initiatives to move our communities forward.  We believe eXponential community development is possible by identifying, cultivating & challenging top future & current minds to innovate for social good.

Our story begins in 2013.  We approached leaders at US institutions of higher learning, Latin American high schools & community partners throughout the Americas to develop a pilot community development initiative.  The initiative planned to identify top scholars in diverse fields, advise, cultivate & support them in their academic & professional endeavors.

Today, the NeXT Global Scholars are directly generating a social impact with ambitious –  ideas, projects & dreams.  They are social entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, engineers, musicians, teachers, doctors, lawyers & more importantly – leaders.

Our global coalition now includes over 1,200 scholars throughout the world.  They annually gather several times a year to discuss the future of our communities  & seek to collaborate with diverse community partners, universities, high schools, corporations, foundations, NGOs & global leaders to develop groundbreaking thought, projects & initiatives that move communities forward.

The NeXT Global Organization is based in the United States from where it directs its efforts throughout the globe.

Our Values & Beliefs

Collaboration

Creativity

Innovation

Social Purpose

Our Leadership

Hector H. Lopez

Hector H. Lopez

President

Hector’s professional journey has had an impact on the development of the Americas. For over 20 years, he has contributed to efforts of critical importance in international affairs, media, communication, community development & higher education throughout North, Central & South America.

Hector previously served as Senior Vice President, Assistant Vice President & Northeast U.S. Director of the National Hispanic Institute (NHI).  He worked in government serving as Industry Development Advisor & International Trade Liaison for the City of El Paso. Hector worked in higher education as Advisor to the Dean of Enrollment Management & as Assistant Director of Admission in charge of Latin America at Villanova University. He also served in national & international endeavors having worked for Generations United & the United States Peace Corps in Washington DC.

Hector is a Texas native of the US border city of El Paso. He is a graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC & holds a degree in International Politics with concentrations in International Law, Ethics and Organizations & a Certificate in Latin American Studies. Additionally, he holds a Masters degree in Strategic Communication with a focus in Organizational Communication, from Villanova University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Andrew Hamsher

Dr. Andrew Hamsher

Vice President, academic affairs

Adry Love

Adry Love

Vice President, creative programs

Diego Muñiz

Diego Muñiz

Vice President, media & production

"a movement of thinkers, creators & artists..." 

NeXT Global Scholar Executive Committee

Maria Alexandra Sheppard 🇵🇦

Maria Alexandra Sheppard 🇵🇦

Executive Chair, 2019-2020

Mariana Vlieg 🇵🇦

Mariana Vlieg 🇵🇦

Community Relations Chair, 2019-2020

Pierina Diana 🇵🇦

Member

Samuel Rios 🇵🇦

Member

Claudia Concepcion 🇵🇦

Member

Pavel Osorio 🇵🇦

Member

Ricardo Adames 🇵🇦

Member

Maria Sofia Rodriguez 🇵🇦

Member

Alistair Coll 🇲🇽

Member

Laura Miller 🇵🇦

Member

Sebastian Gonzalez 🇵🇦

Member

Nestor Gaytan 🇲🇽

Member

Diego Gracia 🇲🇽

Member

Diego Hernandez 🇵🇦

Member

Diego Gordon 🇵🇦

Member

Maria Inoa 🇩🇴

Member

Felipe Eleta 🇵🇦

Member

Javier Lezcano 🇵🇦

Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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