Luz Gomez

Vice President

Latin America & the Caribbean

Luz supports the Center’s strategy and programs across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). She comes to the Center with more than 15 years of experience working with the public and private sectors, including launching successful microfinance programs at Accion International’s U.S. affiliates and conducting research and evaluation of financial services programs and products with the Economic Opportunities Program at the Aspen Institute. Luz has authored or co-authored several studies related to scale and job quality in the microenterprise field.

Most recently, Luz worked as the research director for Knight Foundation, which involved research and evaluation design for the Foundation’s investment areas in journalism, communities, and the arts. She also initiated and led learning initiatives within the foundation.

Luz holds an MA in Political Science from Columbia University and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. Luz loves exploring her adopted home city of Miami and finding new local businesses to enjoy with her husband, two kids, and adopted tabby cat.