Hey Idalia -
First and foremost, thanks for joining Huttle and asking your question. I know how difficult it is to put yourself out there and ask for advice so it's awesome that you've made it here.
Second, attending UChicago means you're obviously intelligent, and I imagine you have some great work experience working for your NGO, but my guess is that your cover letter and resume are failing to make a strong first impressions which is why you're not hearing back from jobs you're applying for.
I've gone ahead and created you your unique link to get my "How I got a Six-Figure Salary in 4 Years: Part 1" course for free. This is yours: https://www.udemy.com/how-to-get-a-six-figure-salary-in-4-years-part-1/?couponCode=IDALIA
And if it doesn't work, email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will make you a new one and email it to you.
Try and watch the entire course, and spend a lot of time watching the Indeed, Resume, and Cover Letter sections. I hope those tips help you.
Lastly, on "follow your passion", I agree that sometimes this isn't sustainable. Often we must pay our rent and bills first before we can find our passion. But, you can focus the strengths you do have and find opportunities that excite you and follow those to financially lucrative paths. I always wanted to be a writer because I enjoy writing and speaking, but writing books don't pay. But I found marketing as job where I could sometime write and getting that first job made all the difference.