Estefanía Palomino

The Aspen Institute

Estefanía Palomino serves as a Program Officer at the Helmsley Charitable Trust leading the global health access portfolio focused on increasing access to high-quality NCD care in Low- and Middle-Income countries. Prior to joining Helmsley, she served as a Program Manager at the Wyss Foundation developing and managing women’s health and rights projects in multiple Latin American countries.  

Estefanía builds on her personal experiences as a Latina immigrant leading complex portfolios of work in the United States to create partnerships with organizations and leaders in Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

She currently serves on the boards of both the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) and the Colombian health startup, Bive. She is also an expert advisor for the Gratitude Network, a social enterprise accelerator. Estefania is a recurring judge of the final round of the annual Big Ideas contest hosted by UC Berkeley. She is a certified leadership coach and member of the Diversity and Inclusion committee of the Institute of Coaching at McLean, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

In 2015, Estefania was selected as an Aspen Ideas scholar and as one of the “10 Young Leaders Who Are Creating A Better World” by Johnson & Johnson and the Huffington Post. In 2017, Estefania was one of the finalists for the Buffett Institute Award for Emerging Global Leaders. Her work at the Helmsley Charitable Trust was featured in the BBC StoryWorks documentary “Living without Limits” and won first place at the 2020 WHO Film Festival.   

Estefania holds a law degree from Universidad de Los Andes, a master’s degree in International Law and Settlement of Disputes from the United Nations University for Peace, and an LL.M in Global Health Law from Georgetown University Law Center.