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Senior Program Officer - Youth, Gender, & Rights
Denitza is responsible for developing and executing IPPF/WHR’s strategy to eliminate sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and reduce the impact of HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean. She works closely with other programmatic areas (especially those focused on youth, gender-based violence and cervical cancer), as well as the Advocacy team, to promote an integrated approach to addressing HIV/STI and sexual and reproductive health. She joined the organization in 2011 as Evaluation Officer. In that role, Denitza worked to coordinate research studies and support initiatives to strengthen the use of data for decision-making in the areas of safe abortion, gender-based violence, and HIV/STI.
Prior to joining IPPF/WHR, Denitza's experience includes evaluating sexual and reproductive health programs at Pro Mujer Bolivia, strengthening M&E processes for data use and decision-making at Millennium Challenge Account-Nicaragua, and conducting strategic research to improve management practices and business performance in the private sector in the United States. She has significant experience in program management, research, and evaluation in areas including sexual and reproductive health, microfinance, rural business, and small and medium enterprise (SME) development. Denitza serves on the Board of Directors of Princeton in Latin America (PiLA).
Denitza holds a Master of Public Affairs, with a focus on international development, from Princeton University and a BA in Economics from Smith College.
Where were you born?
What languages do you speak?
Bulgarian, English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese
What's the most amazing thing you've seen while traveling?
Salar de Uyuni in Southwest Bolivia