Erick Orellana


Erick earned his Bachelor’s in Accounting from the National University of El Salvador (UES) and his Master’s degree in Financial Administration from the University Francisco Gavídia. He spent several years working in finance for the private sector, including the food products company Unilever and the telephone company Tigo. Erick then decided to move to the non-profit sector, hoping to do work that directly benefitted individuals. He then spent five years as Project Accountant with the global non-profit World Vision before joining Cristosal. As Cristosal’s Administrative Coordinator, Erick enjoys the daily challenge that comes with working in human rights. “What I like the most,” he says, “is that every day is different. Because of the nature of the work, we find ourselves in situations that require us to analyze and respond to challenges in different ways. Solving problems like this, you learn a great deal.”