has been part of the UNISDR Regional Office for the Americas team since 2007.
Within UNISDR – The Americas she is the regional focal point for monitoring
the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and
issues of gender, persons with disabilities, children and civil society. She
is also the geographic officer for the countries of South America except
Brazil and Chile, and is the coordinator of a regional project for South
America funded by the Department of Humanitarian Assistance and Civil
Protection of the European Commission (ECHO) through its DIPECHO programme.
She holds a masters degree in International Development from Saint Mary’s
University in Halifax, Canada and a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and a
major in Cultural Anthropology from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.|