Ivan is the Chief Financial and Operating Officer at the Clara Lionel Foundation, which invests in climate resilience and climate justice initiatives in the Caribbean and United States. Before joining CLF, Ivan was the head of finance and operations at North Star Fund, a social justice fund that supports grassroots organizing led by communities of color building power in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Ivan is committed to social justice. He developed this commitment as an organizer in the immigrant rights movement as a youth activist pushing for immigration reform. Ivan holds a BA in Biology from CSU San Bernardino and an MA in Bioethics from New York University, and he splits his time between Brooklyn and San Bernardino, CA. Ivan has been a member of DOCN since 2020.