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Ana Maria Cruz Acevedo 


Ana Maria has a degree in Social Work from the University of Costa Rica and is studying Psychology.



She has been the social worker at Árbol de Esperanza since 2018. She is in charge of the coordination, preparation, follow-up and development of socio-educational groups. Among some of her functions are providing individual attention and follow-up, making social reports, inter-institutional referrals or socioeconomic studies, executing and designing gender awareness workshops, as well as coordinating internships and volunteering of Social Work students. She is our representative to the Network Against Violence in the West.


She has some experience in the area of research, socio-educational processes, sports, development of social skills, with different age populations specifically with minors, young people, women and older adults and interdisciplinary teams, preparation of social reports, surveys and socio-economic studies, as well as projects in her field. She is part of the Recrearte organization.

Ana Maria has been providing her professional services to the Árbol de Esperanza Association since 2018. She is in charge of individual counseling in Social work, as well as Phase 2 facilitation.

Fields of interest:

Gender, Sexual diversity, reproductive health, violence and life skills.



Hiking in the mountains, looking for amphibians and waterfalls. She is passionate about reading and writes poetry. She likes to travel and see new places, frogs, music and dance. 


Honors graduation in Social Work.



  • Spanish

  • English

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