Senior Project Officer
Being able to be part of and contribute to achieving a great milestone in New Zealand: Ending HIV. Working at the NZAF is a privilege for me as it represents my most meaningful and important participation in Aotearoa New Zealand.
I moved to New Zealand in 2011 from Mexico where I was born and settled in Dunedin for over six years when I started to become involved with the work of some organisations including the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, mainly at the governance and advisory level.
While studying Economics at University, I became interested in public health and more specifically in the economic impact of HIV. In 2003 I began my work in the HIV field, I started participating as a volunteer for a Mexican HIV Prevention organisation in Mexico City. Soon, I had the opportunity to become a staff member and coordinate projects to prevent HIV among men who have sex with other men (MSM) until I was appointed as the Executive Director of the organisation. My work and experience includes education, facilitating workshops, project management and advocacy which has allowed me to work very closely with the community in understanding and addressing their needs and translating these into actions and achievements towards a world without HIV.