Catalina Talero

Director of Development Operations and Individual Giving

Catalina Talero serves as Director of Development Operations and Individual Giving at the Council for a Strong America. Previously, she served as Foundation Director for Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation, a subsidiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Prior to this, she was the Director of Individual Giving at the Fund for Global Human Rights. Before specializing in philanthropy, Catalina was a program officer for the U.S. Department of Education. She had also gained senior-level nonprofit experience at organizations such as Global Kids, One World Youth Project, and Asian American LEAD.

She has owned her own company, Envaluate, since 2011. She has served as a programmatic and strategic development consultant for organizations such as: Search for Common Ground, International Center for Alcohol Policy, and George Washington University.

Catalina is fluent in Spanish, conversant in French, and her substantive expertise is in civic education. She received an honors bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree in human and organizational development from George Washington University. During her time at GW, she received a Fulbright fellowship for research focusing on civic engagement and peace education among youth in Colombia while affiliated with Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá.