Camila Alejandra Bernal Fontal
Camila Alejandra Bernal Fontal is a non-profit and international development professional specializing in comprehensive grantmaking, sustainability and program/project management. Community development, justice and equity informs her approach of working with community stakeholders in a participatory process to manage projects, support capacity building, achieve place-based solutions and reimagine systems to catalyze individual, community and organizational transformation. Unpacking her experience as an undocumented immigrant to examine the social, political, and economic roots of inequality was how she found her social justice analysis, leading her to develop an understanding of how patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism drive the violent disruption of communities around the world.
Before joining Food First, Camila worked as a Program Officer at United Way Miami (UWM), where she managed a significant portion of the portfolio of health impact work and led multiple grantmaking processes, resulting in the allocation of more than $9 million to community based organizations providing direct services. Camila earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Five College Certificate of International Relations from Mount Holyoke College. She also holds a Master in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.