Humberto Camarena

Senior Consultant

Washington, D.C.

Meet Humberto, one of our Senior Consultants.


Humberto Camarena (he/him/él) is an idealistic and creative thinker who is committed to social justice and driven by the intellectual challenge of navigating change and opportunity. His work is firmly rooted in an intersectional and inclusive approach that responds to the rights of women, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community, racialized minorities, and other marginalized groups. Humberto brings a thoughtful, critical, and collaborative lens to his work, and strives to ensure universal design principles are adhered to in order to create the most effective and equitable solutions. He has a people-centered approach to every project and offer an abundance of tools, provocative questions, and a relentless optimism for navigating change.

Previously, Humberto worked as the Assistant Director of the Center for Social Innovation at Boston College and the Head of Extension and Continuing Education for the School of Social Work at Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile. His work as an academic has centered on building the innovation capacity of future leaders to tackle emerging social issues through projects, courses, seminars, and mentoring. In addition to assisting emerging leaders and civil society organizations in cultivating their potential, Humberto has created, developed, and implemented his own social impact projects.


Impact Approach

Humberto approaches helping clients create social impact with a collaborative, iterative, and innovative mindset. He believes in being intentional and adjusting the process to fit the organizational culture and context. He is also very accessible and lighthearted, always striving to provide meaningful and inclusive results. He is committed to guiding clients towards their desired outcome by providing a supportive and empowering environment to open new ways of thinking and ensure success.



  • DePaul University, Bachelor of Biology
  • Boston College, Master of Social Work
  • Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Master of Business Administration


Outside of Work

Creative sparks fly during Humberto’s free time. Whether he is repurposing found objects, fiddling with a craft, or exploring the great outdoors, Humberto always has a new adventure to embark on. He is passionate about finding creative outlets to explore his ever-evolving hobbies, and loves the joy of learning and discovery.


Select Clients

Select Publications

  • A Better Way

  • BYP100

  • Ford Foundation

  • Natural Areas Conservancy