Ingrid Palacios has been part of the amazing mission of saving lives through organ and tissue donation for the past 10 years. She currently works as a Multicultural Community Program Manager at New England Donor Services, where she provides education about organ and tissue donation (in English and Spanish), and promotes donor registration within diverse multicultural communities. Ingrid also served as a Family Services Coordinator working with donor families in the hospital setting for 8 years. She graduated from Universidad Central de Venezuela with a Bachelor degree in International Studies. Right after graduation she came to the U.S. to study English and started a career in Human Services, after experiencing and realizing the enormous need and the lack of bilingual (Spanish speaking) professionals in that field, following her true passion, to serve and advocate for her Hispanic community and all other under-served, underrepresented communities in this country. She has 20 years of experience working with families from diverse cultures and backgrounds, in several areas, such as: Healthcare, Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Crisis Counseling and Organ and Tissue donation.
Ingrid also has made it her personal and professional mission to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in all areas of her life and completed the Diversity and Inclusion Program at Cornell University. She is a proud dog mom of 2 beautiful Shih Tzus, Coco and Luna, and lives with her husband Marc in the state of Massachusetts.