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Interdisciplinary Social Researcher | Journalist and Strategic Communicator | Campaigner |
︎Brooklyn, NY, USA.


Colombian Fulbright Scholar 2021-2023

M.A., Anthropology and Design, The New School for Social Research, NYC. 

B.A., Social Communications and Journalism, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Col.

Contemporary Curatorial Practices in Colombia Program, Experimental School of Arts and Humanities, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Col.

Podcasting: Telling Stories in Sound Course, Berkeley Advanced Media Institute, Berkeley, CA.

Languages: Spanish: Native | English: C1 Advanced


Research Assistant, The Shipibo Conibo Center, NYC.
  • Co-design a communication strategy with the Shipibo Conibo indigenous people to demand their right to self-governance and stop deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon.

Teaching Assistant, Objects of Revolution, Parsons School of Design, The New School, NYC.
  • Supported curator Hala Abdel in grading and leading discussions for the 17-student undergraduate course focused on examining the recent global wave of mass revolts by studying its artifacts and their symbolism and meaning.

Black Fashion Collection Research Intern, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Washington, D.C.
  • Assisted Elaine Nichols, Senior Curator for Culture, in researching a black suffragist garment through a literature review and extensive gathering of photographic archives and illustrations.

Strategic Communications Consultant, Fauna Flora Funga Initiative, NYU School of Law, NYC.
  • Co-designed a brand book and a communications strategy for an international initiative that seeks to extend the protection of the fungi kingdom into conservation policy frameworks.

Training Consultant, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Bogotá, Col.
  • Designed and coordinated a learning program for 40 local journalists to improve their coverage of the climate crisis.

Senior Editor, Activamente: A Mental Health Journalism Network,, Bogotá, Col.
  • Coordinate a network that joined 5 Latin American media outlets and 750 volunteers, health specialists, data journalists, to investigate how COVID-19 lockdowns affected mental health youth in the region. Open Society Foundations and the Pulitzer Center funded Activamente.

Part Time Faculty of Journalism and Innovation, School of Communication and Language, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Col.
  • Introduced undergraduate students to the principles of managing innovative journalistic projects and formulating business plans for a newspaper company.

Communications Coordinator, Center for the Study of Law, Justice, and Society (Dejusticia).
  • Transformed the press office into a multimedia innovation lab to spark public debates on the Colombian Peace Agreement, protection of the Amazon, migration, gender, and indigenous peoples' rights. Led the production of news, reportages, podcasts, op-eds, and social media content and partnered with national and international media outlets to expand the reach of the information distribution. Led training programs on communication for social change.

Science, Environment & Education Senior Reporter, El Espectador Newspaper, Bogotá, Col.
  • Produced and coordinated the daily dissemination of Colombia’s science, health, environment, and education issues, leading a team of 5 reporters. Created The River Blog: an environmental media project about Colombian rivers and tributaries. Received the 2014 Amway National Environmental Journalism Award.


Relatos Anfibios Podcast, Dejusticia
• Co-created and produced the first podcast for narrative journalism made by an NGO in  Colombia. The podcast tells a series of stories related to gender issues, migration, drug  policy, armed conflict and historical memory in Colombia and Venezuela.

Cúcuta: Emergency Exit, Dejusticia, Provea, Open Society Foundations
• Coordinated the training program for journalists at risk and editor of the featured article written  by 13 Venezuelan and Colombian reporters.

Río Quito – Life Fragmented by Mining, El Espectador
• Produced a transmedia story, which describes how illegal mining in Rio Quito, Chocó,  displaced hundreds of families.

Bathed In Mercury, Vice News Colombia
• Designed of article that explains how the illegal mining boom in Colombia is turning the rivers  of 17 departments into polluted highways.

Savia, Collection of Stories about Colombian Botany - Grupo Argos
• Wrote two chapters of the project, which produced five printed book volumes about Colombian scientific disseminations.


The Right to Defend Human Rights: Campaign to Protect Social Leaders, Dejusticia.
Co-created a public space intervention that draw attention to the murders of peace defenders.

Twenty-five youths get Colombian Amazon declared as a Subject of Rights, Dejusticia.
Led the communication strategy #JuicioALaDeforestación that positioned in the Colombian public opinion the historic lawsuit that forced the State to develop a plan to protect the Amazon and stop deforestation. The case had national and international coverage.

Guaimaros: An Exhibition to Commemorate an Invisible Massacre, Dejusticia and Mochuelo Itinerant Museum of Memory and Identity of Montes de María, Colombia
Curated a photographic exhibition around the survivors of a little-studied massacre.

Unhealed wounds Project and Exhibition, Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO)
Coordinated the Colombian chapter of the project.


Colombian Fulbright Scholar

Awarded with the Fulbright Scholar Program for Artists.
Canal Projects Curatorial Research Residency, New York. 
Liana, the artistic research collective I started in NYC, was selected to investigate the relationships and transfers between plants and humans and artistic practices that address the mystical, political, and healing values of plants.

ECA Alumni Engagement Grant, International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), Washington DC.
Created ‘Design Thinking’: A Practical Workshop for Latin American Journalists.

Gabo Foundation - Grant recipient of the Migration Storytelling program, Colombia
Selected for the workshop 'Refugees and migrants: how to cover the Venezuelan case' and received a grant to develop a reportage about Venezuelan indigenous refugees.

International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Fellowship, Washington DC.
Fellow of the Digital Path to Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Latin America program.
Simón Bolivar National Journalism Award, Colombia.
Received recognition from the jury of the most important Colombian Journalism Award for the radio chronicle “The Invisible Massacre”.

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11216, New York

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