WORK EXPERIENCE

My professional and voluntary work has been developed in various  fields, all of them related to the fight for social inclusion, diversity and gender equality.

At Present

  • Head of Adult Social Inclusion at CARAS (Community Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) - Since May 2019. Previously Women`s Project Coordinator at the same organisation, since May 2017. London.
  • Consultant and Learning Facilitator on Social Inclusion, Diversity and Gender Equality - Since Setember 2016.
  • Teacher at PeriFéricas, school of social learning with a gender and decolonial perspective. Since July 2017.
  • Teacher at the Master´s Degree on Immigration & Interculturality of the Spanish UCLM University (Topic: Migrations and gender), since October 2018.
  • Collaborator as Learning Facilitator with several women`s support and empowerment programs in several countries such as Spain, Ireland (2004-2006), Guatemala (2011), Nepal (2012), Bolivia (2013), India (2015) and United Kingdom (Since September 2016)
  • Collaborator with several organizations such as IRMO-Indoamerican Refugee & Migrant Organization (Since December 2016); the Association Con la A (Since January 2014) and the Women`s Interfaith Network (Since September 2016).

 Previous Work Experience  

  • Managing Director of the European Anti-Poverty Network in Spain, an independent coalition of NGOs and other groups aimed   at fighting poverty and social exclusion in the member States of the European Union (www.eapn.es/www.eapn.eu). January 2009 - August 2016 (Madrid, Spain).
  • Director of Communication, Volunteering and External Relationships, at RAIS Foundation, a foundation aimed at  fighting homelessness. November 2006 - December 2008 (Madrid, Spain). 

  • Youth Project Coordinator & Youth Worker at Clondalkin Travellers Development Group. October 2004 - October 2006 (Dublin, Ireland). 

  • Volunteering & External Communication Coordinator / Learning Centre Coordinator Social Educator at “Proyecto Hombre Cantabria”, an organisation aimed at providing   drug addiction treatment & prevention services. Jun 1997 - October 2004 (Santander, Spain).

  • Corporate Image and Human Resources Consultant at Díaz & Santurtun Consulting. November 1996 - Jun 1997 (Santander, Spain).

  • Foreign Trade at Pescados Santander, November 1994 - October 1996 (Santander, España).

  • Fellow at Publicity & Promotions Department at Gas Natural SDG (Madrid, Jan.93-Jan.94)

Other Professional Activities

  • Member of the Integr8 programme UK working group for migrant women inclusion in seven countries of the European Union (London, December 2016 - November 2018).
  • Teacher at the postgraduate online specialization programme in management, planning and social innovation (UCLM Spanish University, 2015-2016)
  • Member of the Gender Equality Working Group at the Social Action  Body of the Spanish Ministry of Health & Social Services (Madrid, 2012 - 2016) 
  • Member of the Coordination Board of the Spanish Social Platform. (Madrid, 2012 -  2016) 
  • Guest with executive action on behalf of EAPN-ES at the Coordination Board of the Spanish Third Sector Platform. (Madrid, 2012 - 2016) 
  • Member of the Coordination Board of Fiare-Banca Popolare Etica”  (Ethical Bank) in Spain, a popular credit cooperative and member of its Ethics Committee (Madrid, 2012 - 2014) 
  • Member of the Coordination Committees of two National Programmes Against Discrimination in Spain (Madrid, 2010- 2011)
  • Integrated  Local Action Plan against Discrimination. Project promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality in partnership with the Spanish Municipalities & Provinces Federation.
  • European PROGRESS Programme 2010-2011: Promoting Equality: awareness, discussion and debate.Project promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social  Policy and Equality, in partnership with the "Promotion of Equal Treatment  and  Non-Discrimination Council”, and in coordination with Social Action NGOs.
  • Member of the National Equality Working Group of the Irish Traveller Mouvement  (Dublin, 2005 ).
  • International Development Cooperation: more than five  years collaborating with Intermón-Oxfam (Member of Oxfam International) 2000-2005, and other International Development NGOs in different projects such as Supporting Women Empowerment, Awareness Raising and Fair Trade in Spain, Ireland, Guatemala, Nepal and Bolivia.