Ivelisse R. Estrada was senior vice president of Corporate and Community Relations for Univision Communications Inc. She was responsible for the overall development and coordination of community relations strategies for the Company, including Univision and TeleFutura Networks, Galavisión, the Univision Television Groups, Univision Interactive Media and Univision Radio. She coordinated all philanthropic contributions and served as a liaison between Univision and community organizations. Estrada also planned, directed, and supervised the executed of the company’s national initiatives such as citizenship and voter registration efforts, and health and education projects.
Most recently, Estrada developed and coordinated the launch of a comprehensive, multi-year national education initiative called Es El Momento (The Moment is Now) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, educators and civic and community leaders from around the country. The Es El Momento campaign is aimed at improving academic achievement among K-12 Hispanic students with a specific focus on high school graduation and college readiness.
A native of Puerto Rico, Estrada graduated with an undergraduate degree in liberal arts from Barnard College in New York City magna cum laude. She has Master’s degrees from Princeton University and Harvard University. She represents Univision on several non-profit organization boards, including the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Board of Directors of The Partnership at Drug-Free.org., the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, and the Smithsonian Latino Center. She also serves on the Excelencia in Education Honorary Board, the Corporate Board of Advisors of the Cuban American National Council and is a member of the International Women’s Forum where she serves in the Hall of Fame Task Force. Estrada was a member of the National Task Force on Early Childhood Education for Hispanics.