I have been constructing my professional profile under the premise that the information be accessible for everyone irrespective of race, socioeconomic status, age, gender, or disability. For this reason, since 2012, I have focused on exploring the forms of communication most pertinent to specific groups in an attempt to understand how they communicate, perceive and read the world. In my first years, I focused primarily on indigenous communities and farmers in vulnerable situations, including victims of armed conflict, to understand how their collective memory functions and how it travels across generations through oral tradition. Between 2013 and 2017 I made editorial design, work whit bling population in museums and in cinema. More recently, with Chicas Poderosas organization, I have developed and delivered a number of locally adapted online and in-person workshops and projects around Latin America for Afro-Indigenous and female communities from both rural areas and cities. These workshops consisted of professional training to provide women in media with the concrete skills to elevate their careers, boost entrepreneurial projects, and push forward female leadership in journalism.
Furthermore, recently, some friends and I decided to create a cross-border online project to check policy information circulating through Whatsapp during Colombian election periods. This project combined means of graphic design and communication with journalism in an effort to communicate key information to a wide population with varying levels of literacy. The project was embraced by multiple generations and managed to expand to Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela. This project allowed me to experience a wide spectrum of the ecology of misinformation in Latin America. From this project, I developed a passion for data visualization and used this newfound passion to create a workshop in analog methods that are recognizable to the aforementioned vulnerable populations. This workshop was adopted by the United Nations and I facilitated a number of sessions to teach local UN officers how to collect, analyze, share, and discuss valuable data with these populations who speak local dialects and live without internet. Finally, with the intention of further developing my communication skills, I decided to work with the organization Meedan to gain an insider perspective in how they share software and tools that larger populations use to communicate. Through this work, I began to understand a wider spectrum of communicative practices in countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe. I further developed an interest in public health. Unfortunately, I was not able to spend sufficient time in Meedan to understand the grand scope of their work and, thus, this year, I entered UNDP Express Rooster this year and as a communications consultant with the intention of
moving to a high-need area of the world to focus on public health. Accordingly, I would like to continue to focus my efforts on developing this valuable skill set to further serve the vulnerable populations that I have devoted my life to.