Claudia Aponte Rivera
As Communications Director of the Youth Development Institute, Claudia Aponte is responsible for leading the communication efforts of the organization in order to ensure its positioning and raise public awareness on issues related to the eradication of poverty in children and youth in Puerto Rico. Additionally, she collaborates with the leaders of the organization attending the programmatic aspects of the Institute in order to achieve their proper diffusion. She also assists the Executive Director in critical matters for the organization, establishing communication strategies and being the main contact with the media.
Aponte is extremely zealous with the strategic planning, execution and evaluation of her projects; she is a licensed public relations professional and has vast experience in the communications’ field in Puerto Rico. Before joining our team, Aponte worked as an independent consultant and also in several of the leading public relations firms and advertising agencies in Puerto Rico. During her career of more than 20 years, she has worked for clients in various industries, such as: tourism, banking, education, technology, food, automobile, consumer products, among others.
Claudia Aponte possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities with specialty in Fine Arts from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, and a Master’s Degree in Communication with concentration in Public Relations from Sacred Heart University, in Santurce. She also holds a Diplomacy and International Relations certification from the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe, with a specialty in City Diplomacy.