Jim Lochhead

Resource development coordinator

“This country got a hold of me and never let me go,” Jim says talking about his experience studying abroad in El Salvador in 2008. After graduating with his Master’s Degree in International Development and Social Change from Clark University in 2016, including an internship researching the impacts of large scale sugarcane production on the Salvadoran coast, Jim was drawn to Cristosal for their human rights based focus and methodology for interacting with people in the community. “I see human rights as the practical action plan, the blueprint for how we try to give people what they deserve, or the values we use to decide how to build a program in response to a conflict.”