A descendent of the Muisca people of Colombia, Evelyn is passionate about Indigenous self-determination and Indigenous led philanthropy. At Native Conservancy, she plays a key role in managing the staff and daily operations with a focus on development, communication, and forward- looking strategies. She obtained her Master’s from Cornell University in Teaching and Agriculture Education and is a certified Master Gardener. Evelyn founded and ran the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP), a donor affinity group dedicated to supporting Indigenous communities globally, for 15 years. Her work with IFIP created a network of funders, NGO’s and Indigenous Peoples and was instrumental in leveraging hundreds of millions of dollars to the most marginalized communities of the world.