More than 7 years of experience in different areas of the tourism industry, as a bilingual tour guide (English-Spanish), head of traffic (supervising guides and transportation), booking agent for inbound tour operators, Tour and Travel Specialist in charge of selecting suppliers in Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Peru, and independent consultant on sustainable tourism, developing, among other projects, the first sustainable visitor center in Los Flamencos National Reserve in northern Chile.
Over 5 years of experience in different levels of education, both in academia as well as in adult training, particularly tourism business owners, including online education.
More than 15 years of experience in communications and translations, developing and translating content for different types of audiences in several media platforms (newspaper, radio, Internet), working with government institutions, national companies and international non-governmental organizations, in Chile as well as in Argentina and Peru.
Broad expertise in developing marketing, public relations and publicity campaigns as well as in organizing events and seminars.
Native command of English and advanced user of several computer software, including the Microsoft Office package, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.
Great capacity to work under minimum supervision.
Excellent interpersonal relations and strong capacity to communicate at all political and decision-making levels as well as with people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Tourism, environment, science, culture and entertainment, disabilities and public health, international relations and small and medium enterprises.
COUNTRIES I HAVE LIVED, STUDIED OR WORKED IN
Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, the United States, Australia.
English: native level. Full command (spoken, read, written). Score in TOEFL ITB Test (2008): 116 points, out of a total of 120.
French: basic (spoken, read, written).
Italian: basic (spoken, read, written).
2009 Master of Tourism, major in Ecotourism, at James Cook University. Cairns, Queensland, Australia. I received a Bicentennial Scholarship from the Government of Chile and graduated first in my class. The topics I focused on were: Tourism & Environment, Cultural Tourism, Conserving Tropical Forests, Tourism in Developing Countries, Tourism Policy and Planning, Sustainable Enterprise, and Marketing.
1991-1995 Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello. Santiago, Chile. I concentrated on international, scientific and cultural journalism. I graduated first in my class and obtained my degree in 1998, after presenting a thesis on the Portrayal of Popular Culture through La Cuarta, a national newspaper.
Areas of interest
csr, governance and anti-corruption, geology, environment, social accountability, redistribution and sustainable development