Meet your guides
Hiptipico's full-time artisan coordinator Marleny, is a Panajachel native. Speaking Kaqchikel, K'iche, and Spanish - Marleny is in constant contact with our artisans partners all around Guatemala. She manages all orders, is in charge of quality control and building new artisan relationships.
Before founding Hiptipico, Alyssa earned her Master’s from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Living in Guatemala for the past 7 years, she is thrilled to share her experiences working with Maya artisans and textiles with socially-minded consumers and ethical travelers.