Santiago Gamboa joined Edify in July 2023. Previously, he worked in the Ministry of Education of Ecuador, overseeing the Department of Educational Support, Monitoring, and Regulation. Prior to that, he spent 15 years in various non-profit organizations and Christian ministries, leading and implementing social projects through training, strengthening local child protection networks, and Christian education programs. He also spent six years teaching in higher education.

Santiago has a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Psychology and Education, with a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Family Education from the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Psychopedagogy and Neuropsychology at the San Gregorio University of Ecuador and the IMF International Business School in Madrid-Spain.

Santiago is married and has one daughter. They are active members of their local church, where they serve as youth leaders as well as preach.