Judy Chavez Ipenza


Judy brings to the Board of Directors a passion for activities that revolve around the implementation of sustainable development projects, conflict resolution, women’s and human rights, and education. She was drawn to the organization because of its emphasis on community development, seeing in it a clear path to enacting a social vision inclusive of her deepest values.

Judy’s hope for the future of DESEA is that the organization becomes a vehicle through which communities are empowered to take their place as active agents of their own development. She aspires to a day when each community has adopted the organization’s programs and perpetuates them in a manner that best suits their needs.

Judy was born in the city of Quillabamba in the province of La Convención. She attended Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco, where she studied Law and Political Science and gained a law degree in 2015.  Further, Judy obtained a certificate in public administration from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in 2016 and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Project Management from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

Judy brings a wide range of capabilities to the role of President of DESEA Peru’s Board of Directors, through her strong organizational and communication skills, as well as her knowledge of Peruvian laws and regulations as they apply to non-government organizations.