Elena Mercedes Haro

Senior Grant Proposal Officer 

Elena Mercedes joined Generations for Peace in May 2022 as currently serves as a Senior Grant Proposal Officer.  

In her position, she is responsible for turning inspirational ideas into compelling proposals that support securing new and increased funding for GFP programmes around the world.  She also serves as the Fundraising Department point of contact on select geographies and donor relationships. 

Originally from Guatemala, Elena Mercedes holds a master’s degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University, in Washington D.C. Her research work has focused on the field of Sports in Latin America, related to the importance of Sports as a Foreign Policy Strategy in Latin America and the Caribbean. She also explored the feasibility of privatizing professional sports in Latin America in her master’s research. 

A former member of the National Fencing Team of Guatemala, Elena is currently an active International Olympic Committee Young Leader, and the goal of her project is to raise knowledge and awareness about the benefits of applying socially responsible principles in the organization of sports events in Latin America. 

Elena Mercedes is passionate about sports, and she enjoys watching all kinds of sports in her free time.