Director of the Social Innovation Lab at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.
November 2019 – Present
On November 2019 Universidad del Valle officially launched the Social Innovation Lab. I came onloadedmetadata
aboard of the project to help define the research agenda and objecives of the new space at the Center of Innovation and Technology.
Consultant with the Population Council for the Makerbox project
August 2018 - Present
Consultant with the Population Council for
the Makerbox project. In charge of designing several STEAM related
activities and organizing all the workshops for the indigenous girls’ makerspaces
in Solalá that are taking place from September 2018 to June 2019. In June 2019
the girls organized a Makerfaire where the they showcased all their projects to the
rest of their community.
Translator and Local research assistant
September – November 2018
Translator and Local Research assistantin MIT D-Labs
research project "Assessment of Potential
Opportunities for Use of Digital Payments for
Smallholder Farmers in Resource Constrained
Founding member and shareholder of the Labetnográfico
June 2018 - Present
A consultancy agency offering qualitive research and human center design services to help other companies develop better products and services.
Professor at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
January 2017 - Present
Lecturer at La Universidad del Valle de
Guatemala in charge of several courses including
Global Citizenship, Business Anthropology
and Deploying Digital Media.
Product Manager at elPeriódico de Guatemala
September 2016 - Present
Product Manager at elPeriódico de Guatemala,
working on creating new types of content to engage
our audience in a more meaningful and powerful
way in a wide variety of digital platforms.
Overseeing and coordinating teams both in the
newsroom and the IT department. During my time
at the organization we have launched newsletters, a
mobile application and a chatbot that uses NLP.
Collaborator in the Pilgrimage Project at Georgetown University
January - May 2016
I developed an
Augmented Reality application using the project
Tango tablet to explore how Mixed and
Augmented Reality changes the way we
experience the notions of space and place.
January 2015 - May 2016
Member of the graduate students group from
CCT that launched the Carbarn Labs, a space in
which peers would share their know-how and skills
with others. I instructed a workshop on 3D
printing with Tinkercad.
Georgetown's Maker Hub
January – May 2016
Member of the graduate students group who
helped organized Georgetown’s Maker Hub and
mapped all the different labs on campus.
May 2015 – August 2015
Part of the CCTbot Study team during the
summer of 2015. We programmed a line-following
robot and explored what types of interactions
could be built between humans and machines.
Research assistant at Georgetown University
August 2014 – August 2015
Research assistant on Augmented Reality with Professor Evan Barba at Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology graduate program. The project focused on reviewing the different AR applications available for Android and Apple smartphones, and analizing the design and implementation of saing applications.
Consultant at the Population Council
Facilitator in a Workshop for Population Council creating and teaching how to use a Community on Google+ and other social media platforms, and how they can be used to collaborate on investigations and creating knowledge.
Head of the Ethnographic Film Center
Working on recuperating, restoring, and digitalizing old ethnographic documentaries and producing new audiovisual material of our the Ethnographic Film Center and the Anthropology and Sociology Department at La Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.
Internship at Acción Ciudadana
July 2009 - January 2010
Member of the team in charge of the project regulating the government Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program Mi Familia Progresa. The aim of the project was to look for irregularities in the social relieve programs of the Guatemalan government, and train community leaders to audit the CCT program in their own communities.