Claudia oversees the IWMF’s international fellowship, grants, and award programs. Prior to becoming Program Manager, she primarily supported the organization’s work in Latin America, including the Adelante Reporting Initiative, ¡Exprésate! LGBTQI+ and Women’s Rights Reporting Initiative, and the Women’s Health Reporting Grants. Claudia is passionate about supporting more inclusive journalism (#PeriodismoMásIncluyente) and the IWMF’s international community. She moonlights as a trauma-informed yoga instructor for journalists and is an advocate for prioritizing mental and emotional health and well-being in the journalism industry.
Claudia joined the IWMF in 2017 because of her commitment to gender equality. She began her career at a grassroots organization that supports girls’ access to education in Malawi. Claudia holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies, with a concentration in International Development, and in Spanish Language and Latin American Area Studies from American University. She speaks English and Spanish and is (slowly) learning French.