Strategist and Design Researcher with 7+ years of experience, based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Currently enrolled as part of the Sustainable Technology graduate program at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Previously Cultural Heritage and Policy in a Digital Age at the University of Bergen. Data Visualization and Behavioural Design specialist at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. Digital Art and Multimedia Business degree at CEDIM.

My broad area of interest is system innovations and transitions for sustainability. I am particularly interested in how design and social justice can be aligned with long-term societal changes that are necessary for us to achieve sustainability and the roles design can play in transition processes. I am driven to understand, think about, and interact with data, especially how we can make data experiences that are aesthetic, tangible and consider all of our senses.

I have conducted research and led workshops in Norway, United Kingdom and Chile for the generation of inclusive spaces in diverse communities. I am a founding member of Revoltosas Mexico, a non-profit dedicated to generate speeches and narratives that challenge the existing power dynamics at workplace in order to push forward gender equality in Mexico. My most recent work is on knowledge systems and the intersection of dominant languages and the environment.

I have navigated several industries including technology, advertising and public sector innovation. I spent two years as Creative Program Manager at Google, developing groundbreaking digital projects in Latin America with the goal of leveraging the power of technology for both users and organizations.

Work


Design Researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Digital Humanities  –  Stockholm, Sweden
June 2019 – Present
Currently developing project-based design research on the intersections of language and spaces.
The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is a research institute which was set up with the declared intention of fostering the humanities by applying digital methods and tools in a wide range of academic fields.

Project Lead for Making Space, Equality and Diversity, KTH Royal Institute of Technology  –  Stockholm, Sweden
April 2019 – Present
Stockholm, Sweden
Co-leading the SEED funded initiative MAKING SPACE which aims to foster gender equality, diversity and inclusion in the international student community. I work in two areas: growing outreach efforts in the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Sciences and Engineering (SEED) through industry partnerships and improving KTH's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through design research and program management.

Project Lead, Researcher –  Oslo, Norway
2017 - July 2018
Leading an extended research and data exploration on how sense of belonging and the concept of home is built by mobility, pride, education, shame, nature and transforms within time in Akkarfjord, Norway and Atacama, Chile.
Project in collaboration with Copenhagen Institute of Design and UK organization La Wayaka Current. 

  • Environmental knowledge management 
  • Educational technology through inclusion
  • Sustainable urban planning and transportation
  • Sustainable transition strategies and actors
  • Gender inclusion and management in creative industries

    Work exhibited in July 2018 at London’s Guest Projects Gallery

PRAKSIS — Researcher –  Oslo, Norway, 2018
PRAKSIS’s 9th residency, Adornment and Gender: Engaging Conversation was developed with artist, writer and curator Benjamin Lignel, funded by non-profit organization Norwegian Crafts

One-day symposium took place on May 25th to look at the role of jewellery, fashion, bod-mods and other body adornment in the expression of gendered identities with a focus on 3 main areas:
(i) sharing and discussing existing research
(ii) considering appropriate methods of dissemination of sensitive, personal material 
(iii) exploring the ethics that surround gathering and sharing sensitive or personal information


Google — Creative Program Manager,  2014 - 2016
Managed the execution of large-scale creative programs on Google & Youtube for the top LATAM/Global brands. Led around 30+ workshops focused on trends, content and emerging technologies. Managed design, editorial and digital production teams from US, UK, Canada & Brazil.  

TERAN/TBWA — Project Manager,  2013 - 2014
Developed online & offline projects  by creating top-of-the-line strategies that meet brand’s goals.
Led around 15 workshops on idea conceptualization and insights research.
Clients: Mondelez, The Mexican Stock Exchange, Mead Johnson, Interactive Museum of Economics & new business. Managed the deployment of digital strategies from social media, content, web/app developments.

Desenfoque Magazine, Mexico City — Editor & Founder,  2011 - 2013
Desenfoque was an online magazine targeted to the north of Mexico audience.
A media platform for emerging local talent. 


Awards


Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2016
Gold Lion in Cyber for  ‘ColorMaps by Comex’
Bronze Lion in Promo & Activation categories

Ojo de Iberoamérica 2016
Silver in Interactive
Silver in  Public Road
Bronze in Media
for  ‘ColorMaps by Comex’

Exhibitions


LA WAYAKA CURRENT, 2018
Guest Projects - LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM