Regional Advocacy Officer
As Regional Advocacy Officer, Flor leads the advocacy strategy to promote the sexual rights of youth, including the right to comprehensive sexuality education and youth-friendly services. Since 2009, Flor has worked with Member Associations conducting workshops and trainings to plan and implement national advocacy projects on issues such as sexual violence, comprehensive sexuality education, and safe and legal abortion.
Flor currently serves on the Secretariat of the Mesoamerican Coalition for Comprehensive Sexuality Education, a civil society group that supports the full implementation of the Ministerial Declaration, “Prevention through Education.” As part of these efforts, she leads a 19-country regional effort to monitor progress made and disseminate the results in an annual evaluation.
Before joining IPPF/WHR, Flor worked in grants administration, research, and programs for various international NGOs and think tanks, such as the Global Fund for Women. Flor holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies from University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University.
Where were you born?
What languages do you speak?
English, Spanish, Portuguese, French
What's the most amazing thing you've seen while traveling?
The mountain gorillas in Uganda! I have never felt so connected to humankind, animals, and nature at the same time. Learning that these are the only gorillas left in the world turned me into a conservationist.