Tamara Mozahuani Alvarado
Before becoming the Executive Director of the Shortino Foundation, Tamara served as Executive Director for the School of Arts and Culture at MHP in East San José since it was started in 2011. During Alvarado’s leadership at the School of Arts and Culture, the School and the Mexican Heritage Plaza earned a positive reputation for their commitment to their East San José communities and the excellence of their programs. The School has developed a strong financial position and enjoys the committed support of many multi-year funders. It recently completed a long-term strategic plan to carry out its vision for enriching the arts and culture of the people of San José.
Prior to her service at the School, Alvarado was director of the Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute at 1stAct Silicon Valley before it became a program at the School of Arts and Culture, and was ExecutiveDirectorof MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana) in San José. She has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature from Stanford University.
Prior to her current position at Shortino, Kim served at the Marketing Lead for Shortino grantee, ALearn (now merged with the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. Before that, she served a first stint as Shortino Grants Manager, from 2011 to 2014. Prior to her nonprofit career, she was in Marketing at Hewlett-Packard Company for 18 years.