I'm a Chilean converted Muslim woman, living in Buenos Aires. I'm a feminist and a believer. Social activist since I was 15 years old. I have a University degree in Public Relations and previously I studied Journalism. My concern issues and expertise are related to gender, communication and development.
During all my life, equality and women rights have been and intellectual, professional and personal motivation. I love book, nature, travelling and cats. Since the last 7 years I’ve been living in different countries of South America for work. Knowing how different and similar human beings are has reaffirmed my commitment on the struggle for freedom and dignity and my willingness to collaborate from all possible areas for the rights of women.
I am a writer for http://www.webislam.com and also a consulter and collaborator for: http://antropologiadegenero.com and http://www.diariounidad.es
Recently, I was the only Latin-American Muslim selected as correspondent along with 29 other women around the world to take part in a six months international training program “Voices of Our Future” in new media, citizen journalism and gender empowerment in network by http://www.worldpulse.com and partner organizations.
Currently I am writing my book about Islam and feminism from an inclusive perspective.
Member of WISE Muslim Woman and Muslimah Writers Alliance networks
Profesional Time Line
Graduated with distinction in Public Relations, previously studied Journalism and a post-graduate degree in Social Management.
English-Spanish translator for International Islamic Publishing House (IIPH)
A Broader View Volunteers Corps Program and Volunteering Coordinator 2007- June 2011 (Peru and Argentina)
Minority Chamber of Commerce External Advisor. Houston Texas. USA. For its Strategic Plan 2009 to 2012.
English I and II Special English for Tourism and Business Purposes Professor in Santa Elena State University. Ecuador (2005-2007)
English, French, Quechua. Arabic
Thesis: Research on Public Relations, Community Communication and Sustainable Development. A Campaign for Community education on Noise pollution.
Internship in the Communications Unit at Public Health Service in Talcahuano city, Chile. October 2002 - April 2003. 600 hours. Activities:
Recovery, Production Design and bulletin board system
Development of a health education project through community radio
Focus group to research about health service quality user’s perception
Social Management, San Marcos State University, Lima, Peru.
Journalism, Universidad of Concepción. Chile
Professional Experience (by area)
I. - Corporate Communication and Social Projects
Municipality of Concepcion. Chile .
Public Relations Office
Coverage of activities of the Mayor
Writing daily press release and sending it to the media
Organization of working meetings, events, press conferences
Participated in the organization of the International Art Fair in the city of Concepción
Municipality of Concepcion. Chile
Community Development Department
Designing and Implementation of the project "Leadership Training for grass roots leaders" which lasted two years and included contents about: interpersonal communication, decision making, teamwork and civic education, among others. The project's target group was community leaders from cones of poverty of the city. Along with delivering content, cross aimed was focused in developing personal skills of each participant, their self-esteem as a citizen and ownership of their role as a leader and a multiplier in the community of the concepts studied in the project.
Designing and implementation of qualitative and quantitative methods to measure the effectiveness of the project.
NGO Women's Institute. Chile
Application of research instruments to measure climate in the organization
Advice on Press and Media Relations, spreading of activities through press releases and radio.
II .- Radial and Broadcast Activities
Alerta FM Radio. Chile
Producer and host of regional current affairs program
Reporter for the area of politics and courts
Radio Octava AM. Chile
Producer and host
Radio Universidad Bío Bío AM. Chile
Host of a program about culture and environment.
Radio Ines de Suarez AM. Chile.
Miscellaneous program announcer.
III.-University, Education, Speecher
Alas Peruanas University, speecher at the First International Conference of Tourism, Piura, Peru with: "Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development” 11 to 15 November 2008 Piura Peru.
State University Santa Elena. Ecuador
English I and II Special English for Tourism and Business Purposes Professor in Santa Elena State University. Ecuador
Speecher at V World Meeting of Administrative Sciences Students EMECA. Ecuador with “Corporate Communication and Social Responsibility” and Director of the workshop: "Marketing, Tourism and International Relations."
Courses and Seminars
“Socio- Communitarian Development and Gender Perspective Intervention” Buenos Aires, 2011
"Intercultural Communication" PAHO in October 2008
"Risk Communication" PAHO in June 2008
"Corporate Social Responsibility" World Bank April to June 2005
"Water, Environmental Health and Communications," July 2003
First Chilean-Argentine Conference about Environmental Education CAECE University and City, Argentina, November 2003
Workshop "Development and entrepreneurship." INTEC, Chile. Concepción July 2001
"The Role of Communication in Health Promotion." Expertise Workshop for Journalists. March 2000
Other activities Ad-Honorem
I developed a Cycle of Workshop about "Gender, Power and Citizenship" in the House of Culture “Qosqo Wasinchis”, Cusco, Peru
I developed a Workshop on "Gender and Rights" for SOS Villages families in Cusco belongins to lower areas of the city.