Consultant and researcher in Tourism, Sustainability and Gender Equality. She obtained her BA (Chile – Universidad SEK) and MA (Spain – Universidad de Alicante) in Tourism Planning and Management. In addition to her PhD “Feminism as critical theory” from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), she is certified in the area of Gender Relations by the Institute of Development and Cooperation of the UCM and as a gender trainer by the EU – Gender Academy.
Over the past 12 years, she has collaborated with a wide range of institutions, including the World Tourism Organization, UN Women, ITC-ILO, ECLAC, FIIAPP, the World Bank and the Global Women Institute at the University of Washington. She has extensive experience working specifically on gender mainstreaming in policies, strategies and value chains, and on project design in a variety of contexts through research, training and policy development. She has lectured and spoken globally on gender-sensitive tourism, value chains, tourism policy, Agenda 2030 and SDGs, tourism programming and global tourism strategy and has published relevant articles and policy papers in the field of her expertise.