Female founder and social entrepreneur with a global mindset. I'm particularly interested in social innovation for the advancement of low-resource communities.
Currently building a social enterprise focused on hardware for people living with disabilities in global markets. Assistive Labs targets NGOs and government institutions seeking affordable and adapted tools to serve their clients.
Previously worked for the World Literacy Foundation in advancing innovative mobile learning initiatives around the world. Constantly traveled to conferences both in Europe and the USA to meet with government ministries, the private sector and other non-governmental organizations seeking solutions and innovations for literacy through mobile learning.
My masters research consisted of gender dynamics, education and innovation in conflict and post-conflict settings, specifically in Colombia. I have a special interest in the demobilization process and the reintegration, or DDR, of men and women into their communities. My masters dissertation involved the gender dynamics in older displaced men and women's households before and after displacement; their participation in government services; and how those services could be improved taking the household gender dynamics and community issues into account.
I'm interested in organizations, people and projects using innovative methods and approaches such as technology to increase their social impact in education, mobility, communication and health.