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, worked with blind persons in museums, in the cinema industry and in data journalism making Digital Data visualization. From 2015 to 2019, 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, Lia Beltran and I decided to create a cross-border 3 years 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 populations in condition of vulnerability. This workshop was adopted by the United Nations and I facilitated a number of sessions to facilitate local UN officers how to collect, analyze, share, and discuss valuable data with these populations who speak local dialects and live without the internet . In 2018 , with the intention of further developing my communication skills in other topics, I decided to work with the organization Meedan to gain an insider perspective in how they create and share software and AI tools that larger populations use to communicate. Through this work, over a year, 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. I was not able to spend sufficient time in Meedan to understand the grand scope of their work and, thus, I entered UNDP Express Rooster in 2020 and as a communications consultant with the intention of moving to a high-need area of the world to focus on public health.
From 2019 to 2020 I decided to take a big step, and move forward to know more about the Asian context so I enrolled in Shenzhen University in the Chinese language course.
Having dedicated the best years of my life focused on others. In june of 2021 I decided to take a year break to think about myself and what I want to focus on for the next few years, during this break, i certified by WHO (world health organization) as a Infodemic Manager to promote access to health information and mitigate harm from health misinformation among online and offline communities.
I have been working sporadically on a conservation project in Northern Laos, as an independent researcher in an Exploratory project to understand the Indigenous Akha and their development needs. Planning project for Indigenous Khmu to choose appropriate interventions to promote sustainable development. Both were about conservation, human centered design solutions, anthropology and communication, since the villages were in or adjacent to the Namha National Protected Area. Sporadically support grant proposals, feedback, surveys and capacity building to Lao girls team mates in SBCC (social behavior change in conservation) and implement gender and diversity frameworks in their workflow.
Additionally in June of this year I went back to Meedan as an independent researcher consultant, in the Digital Health Lab project, working on the development of relevant and comprehensive search term lists related to predetermined public health and climate change topics, support research of content in service of strengthened health and climate change misinformation response policies. Online social listening in English, Spanish , Portuguese and Italian media outlets of relevant national and regional health policy .
I want to prepare myself now for the next 5 years perhaps buldi resilience with communities after a natural disaster or make art. In this present in the middle of a global pandemic, I’m in a process of reconciling with uncertainty.