07/06/2012 12:33 pm ET | Updated Sep 05, 2012

Marisol Maldonado on Charity and Global Goodwill

When Marisol Maldonado was a little girl, it was never a question that part of her life's work would include advocating for those without a voice, and connecting them with the services they need. Her travels -- from the Caribbean to Central America to cities across the United States -- have shown her the commonalities that bind every corner of humanity: to remove the obstacles standing in the way of personal and community empowerment, and to live a life worth remembering.

She has established herself as a consistent voice in the philanthropic arena, working in the tough but rewarding trenches of cause marketing. And social media has only enhanced her standing, providing a major platform, and greatly expanding her vision for a better world through charity and strategic partnerships.  As a social entrepreneur, she combines her passion for helping, her engaging personality and a keen eye for smart strategy to elevate awareness and positive action for causes.  These attributes make her a force for good in social media as well.

We recently caught up with this philanthropic dynamo to see what drives her and fuels her passion for helping others.