Alonso Méndez


Alonso, is a graduate psychologist from Arequipa, is our Director and therefore works to keep HOOP on the trajectory towards growth. He started working here first as a Psychology Coordinator working closely with the community, mainly with mothers and children, providing psychological care and counseling on parenting issues. Alonso has previously worked with HIV patients and teenagers. He attended Universidad Católica San Pablo and has also participated in the psychology research group of the University of LaSalle. He also loves music and shares his passion in the music classes of our school.

Email: alonso.mendez@hoop.ngo

Yves Trionnaire


Our Education and Volunteer Coordinator, Yves, comes to us from France. Yves graduated from Philipps-Universität Marburg with a degree in international management. He worked as a consultant before moving to Spain, where he taught French. Yves began with HOOP as lead English teacher before becoming the academic assistant, and, finally, reached his current appointment. Yves is happy to do meaningful work in Peru, and is always willing to help potential and current volunteers.

Email: volunteer@hoop.ngo

Mauricio Diban Salas


Mauricio is our Communications and Development Coordinator. Since he graduated in communications in 2016 he has participated in several marketing projects for small and medium businesses, has worked for the newspaper La República Sur where he edited and published six newspaper supplements, and worked in the communications office of the Catholic University of Santa María in 2018. Since commencing with HOOP, he has focused on expanding and improving our local network of supporters and making connections with potential new opportunities of growth within Arequipa.

Email: mauricio.diban@hoop.ngo

Lucía Cárdenas


Lucía, graduated from San Pablo University, is passionate by her profession and everything involving art. She participated in an art therapy focus group, which allows her to take a more creative approach to her work. As our Psychology Coordinator, she is working with the memebers of our community; guiding, supporting and advising them on a daily basis.

Email: lucia.cardenas@hoop.ngo

Marina Lobato Guzmán


MarinaMarina, our Social Work Coordinator from Spain, attended Granada University where she completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Social Work. Before joining our team, she worked for a program of the Social Development Ministry of Peru and has been teaching in elementary schools in Arequipa since 2014. As our Social Work coordinator, she will be providing the community with the support and tools they need to overcome issues they face in their daily lives.

Email: marina.lobato@hoop.ngo

Stephanie Gallegos


Meet Stephanie, our Project Coordinator! She graduated as a Commercial Engineer and participated in the formulation and execution of social impact projects related to education, agriculture, and health in different locations in Arequipa.
She started at HOOP as a volunteer supporting our kindergarten, where she interacted with both the children and the moms of the community.
One of her greatest motivations is to support the integral development of the families of our community through different HOOP projects.

Email: stephanie.gallegos@hoop.ngo

Jannik Schulz


Jannik is our Fundraising Coordinator from Germany. He began his journey in HOOP doing an internship as program assistant. After going back to Germany to finish his bachelor degree in management at the Hochschule Bremen, he returned to Arequipa to his current occupation. Jannik is working in forming relationships with local and international organisations to fund and expand HOOPs programs. He loves to see the impacts of his work in the community and is happy to be a part of a purposeful organisation in the cultural hotspot Arequipa.

Email: jannik.schulz@hoop.ngo