Meet the SIM SDGs
Ambassadors

Now is the perfect time to connect your SOCIAL IMPACT with the Sustainable Development Goals in Miami.

SOCIAL IMPACT MOVEMENT SDG

AMBASSADORS


The SDGs Ambassador Series is a movement of change-makers, social entrepreneurs, and global thinkers and doers committed to educating and demanding a call to action to unite the Sustainable Development Goals in Miami.

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to leverage private and public connections to have more people actively contributing to the growth of the SDGs.

The Ambassadors are passionate, community leaders specializing in one of the Global Goals.

They are equipped with curated knowledge and advocacy skills to inform and influence stakeholders, policy-makers, and decision-making leaders.

The Ambassadors facilitate salon-style conversations, provide educational workshops, organize community events, and support the design of projects related to the SDGs.

Their work is volunteer-based and relies on Social Impact Movement’s expertise and resources to carry out activities and projects.

SIM AMBASSADOR

Cindy Makita

SIM SDG 5 Ambassador

GENDER EQUALITY

Cindy Makita was born and raised in South Africa, with a Congolese heritage, and moved to Miami, Florida in 2014 to attend Florida International University.

Cindy Makita

 In 2018 she graduated Magna Cum Laude, as a Worlds Ahead Graduate and as an Honors student. She focus her talent on creating key strategic relationships between Miami leaders, enterprises, citizens, and government to advance Miami’s progress towards achieving the 5th Sustainable DevelopmentGoal for Gender Equality: Empowering Women and Girls.

Cindy

SIM AMBASSADOR

Claudia Sebastiani

SIM SDG 11 Ambassador

SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

Claudia is a sustainability consultant in South Florida, having previously worked in drafting environmental policy, advocacy, climate education, coalition building, and community organizing.

Claudia Sebastiani

She serves as a steering committee member at the Miami Climate Alliance, Board member and Partnerships Committee Co-Chair at the Miami Forward Coalition, and recently appointed Miami Ambassador for SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities at Social Impact Movement for improving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As an Ambassador for SDG 11, Claudia will champion sustainable practices while building community, accelerate innovative ideas with the intention of distributed leadership and power-sharing through strategic action for an equitable, circular, livable, and regenerative city.

Claudia

SIM AMBASSADOR

Scarlett Arana

SIM SDG 14 Ambassador

LIFE BELOW WATER

Scarlett is a social innovator and entrepreneur with specialized experience in Geospatial Technology such as GIS, LIDAR, Remote Sensing, and Drone surveying.

Scarlett Arana

Scarlett has worked as a research contractor for NOAA and is also a Divemaster passionate about solutions restoration and preservation of Life Below Water – SDG 14. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from FIU and a Master Degree in Geographical Information Sciences from University of Florida. In one of her first projects as a geospatial scientist, she helped NOAA to introduce a new technology to biologists to efficiently map the coral reefs. The raw data received from the ocean surveys drew many red flags on the health of the coral reefs encouraging Scarlett to advance on her mission. She started the Miami Scuba Club training citizen scientists to aid the coral restoration efforts in Florida while helping non profit organizations working with coral reef restoration to get the necessary resources to keep running. Recently Scarlett founded her start-up, UnifyIT, a one-stop shop to help nonprofits and for-profit organizations in their business development to ensure they act socially responsible.

Scarlett

SIM AMBASSADOR

Liuba Abreu

SIM SDG 16 Ambassador

PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

Liuba Abreu is a Venezuelan lawyer focused on the defense and promotion of human rights, especially the rights of migrant and refugee people. 

Liuba Abreu

She has worked and been a volunteer and spokesperson in various Non-Governmental Organizations dedicated to the protection of human rights, humanitarian assistance and access to justice, such as Amnesty International, HIAS, and UNCHR. She is the Founder and Director of Across Humanity, an online initiative dedicated to the promotion of the human rights of migrants and refugees in the world. For this project, Liuba focuses on communicating and connecting through social networks, organizations, and people working in the area of human rights and sustainable development to promote activities that have a social impact.

Liuba