A freelance writer and translator with 7+ years working in communications, advocacy and activism with international development organisations including the UN and INGOs in Ireland, Guatemala, Mexico, Bolivia and Timor Leste. I hold an LLM in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from the Irish Centre for Human Rights and a BA in Sociology, Politics and Spanish.
I am a doctoral candidate with the School of Sociology and Political Science at NUI Galway, holding the Andrew Grene Postgraduate Scholarship for Post-Conflict Resolution from the Irish Research Council for which I am researching feminist practices of healing justice in Guatemala.
Previous research projects include women and land rights in Guatemala and Honduras which resulted in the publication of the study Economies of Dispossession and indigenous education alternatives in Mexico which resulted in a publication in the Irish development education review Policy and Practice.
I write feature articles, essays and reports about feminism, women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health, Social justice Latin American politics and culture, life between Ireland and Guatemala, and travel for popular and academic publications. Recent by-lines include: The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, Open Democracy and Women Under Siege.
I have experience translating between English and Spanish including reports, policy documents and project proposals for Trócaire, Peace Brigades International, WeEffect, AWO International and the International Centre for Research on Women among others.
My experience in interpreting includes consecutive interpretation in workshops, press conferences, international delegations and field visits for Trócaire and the International Land Coalition.