MICHAEL FERNÁNDEZ FREY
Michael Fernández Frey is the Executive Director and Founder of Caras con Causa, a grassroots organization that takes a community based approach to sustainable development focused on education, the environment, community development and economic sustainability. He has over 15 years of experience in community driven work, including in natural post-disaster contexts in Guatemala, Haiti and Puerto Rico. As part of Fernández Frey’s efforts to serve the most vulnerable communities, he launched a virtual platform in 2016 that connects victims of natural disasters with relief efforts.
Fernández Frey studied International Relations with a focus on Community Development at George Washington University in Washington, DC and Law at the University of Puerto Rico. In addition, he obtained a Master's degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Community Development from Rutgers University. Currently, Fernández Frey is part of the Board of Directors of the San Ignacio de Loyola School and the Corredor del Yaguazo, Inc. He is a Site Director for Amizade, a Pittsburgh based organization dedicated to mutual empowerment through service and learning. In 2017 he was featured in the critically acclaimed documentary Vietnam=Puerto Rico, a film that featured the struggles of a community that fell victim to an illegal expropriation at the hands of a career politician.