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05 Feb 2022

Isela Flores, Field Corps Trainer

PSYDEH’s dynamic staff is one of the reasons why we are a paradigm-changing Mexican grassroots organization. 

Our team is much more diverse than our peers, with people from all over the world representing diverse personal and professional backgrounds. Having a multi-disciplinary team is by design; it is one of our Value Propositions. We thrive because of the diversity of our staff, partners, and allies!

We hope you enjoy this personal interview with Isela Flores, Field Corps Trainer.

What did you study in college or in life? How do you explain your career and professional interests?

I have a degree in Clinical Psychology. As psychologists, we are in charge of attending to subjective discomfort and suffering that affect the mental health and adaptive behavior of individuals.

My professional interests are divided into two polarities. On the one hand, I’m interested in psychology focused on human resources and organizational development. On the other hand, I enjoy psychology focused on sexuality and gender analysis.

What languages do you speak?

My mother tongue is Spanish, I understand English 90%, however, it is difficult for me to speak it. And I have basic knowledge of German.

What do you like most about Mexico?

The traditions and gastronomy.

Isela with some members of the Field Team.

Who is the woman you admire the most and how has she impacted your life?

The woman I admire the most is my mother. She is a sign of perseverance and dedication in the context of economic and power inequality.

Why did you decide to invest in PSYDEH and its work?

PSYDEH has given me the opportunity to share my knowledge, motivations, skills, and interests for a common goal, as well as guide my professional and personal life with a job that satisfies my interest in changing and improving others’ lives.

What impact do you want to make with PSYDEH?

I want to strengthen the importance of including the gender perspective and psychology in all areas of our lives through the formation of leaders with social commitment, gender perspective, and interculturality.

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PSYDEH is a non-profit civil association, which was formed by the initiative of a group of young women from the municipality of Santiago Tulantepec in the State of Hidalgo. PSYDEH is committed to working with and for the most vulnerable communities in the region through the promotion of a Sustainable Human Development.