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Staff and volunteers

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Marcela Muñoz Téllez – Programme Manager

Marcela comes from Bogota, Colombia and joined LAFF in January 2018. She is thrilled to be placing her knowledge and experience into practice, contributing towards improving children’s access to education and assisting them in having a better livelihood. Outside of LAFF, she tries to learn as much as possible about the fascinating indigenous culture that has been so influential and prevalent in and around Cusco. Before coming to Cusco, Marcela had been living in France completing an Erasmus Mundus Masters in Sustainable Territorial Development. Volunteering in Bogota, Barcelona, Padova, Paris, and Berlin, the field of International Development is definitely not something new to Marcela. Our work philosophy and underlying values are what captivated Marcela the most; in particular LAFF’s collaborative work with local partners and our focus on sustainability.

Marcela viene de Bogotá, Colombia y lleva trabajando con LAFF desde enero del 2018. Le gusta emplear su conocimiento y experiencia para mejorar el acceso a una educación y una vida con más oportunidades a los niños en Perú. Además de LAFF, le gusta aprender tanto como sea posible sobre la cultura indígena influyente y prevalente en Cusco. Antes de LAFF, Marcela vivió en Francia donde estudió y terminó una maestría en Desarrollo Sostenible Territorial. Como voluntaria en Bogotá, Barcelona, Padova, París y Berlín, el campo del desarrollo internacional no es nuevo para Marcela. Nuestra filosofía de trabajo y valores son las razones que la cautivaron; como lo es nuestra colaboración horizontal con socios locales y nuestro enfoque en sostenibilidad.

Volunteers in Cusco

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Marina Lanza Muñoz

Marina Lanza Muñoz is a Spanish politics and international relations student from the University of Bath who is currently on her placement year. She will be joining the LAFF volunteer team for the remainder of 2018, as our Communications and Marketing Coordinator. Here she hopes to learn more about how a small NGO works on the ground, as well as how NGOs can learn from local partners to ensure development practices are sustainable and suitable for the local youth. She is also excited to learn as much as possible about Peruvian culture (including some salsa classes!) and to explore the country and its beautiful natural attractions.

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Emily Burgman

Emily Burgman is a University of Bath student, currently on a placement year. Volunteering for 6 months here in Cusco! Emily has a high interest in international development, the operations of NGOs and marketing. Emily is looking forward to working closely with our partner organisations, delivering workshops such as weekly yoga classes and discovering more about Peru!

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Rocío Díaz

Rocio, who joins us from Spain, is one of our Social Enterprise Coordinators. Rocio supports Casa Mantay’s Social Enterprise project, ‘Experiencia Mantay’. Through working in the tourism sector for several years, she wants to use her knowledge and skills to support our social enterprises, especially in sustainable tourism management. Before LAFF, she volunteered in Nepal & Costa Rica, working in Education and Environmental Protection projects. Rocio is passionate about multicultural exchange, meeting people from all over the world and reading. She is extremely eager to discover Peruvian culture.

Rocío, que viene de España, es una de nuestras Coordinadoras de Empresas Sociales. Rocío apoya la empresa social de Casa Mantay, ‘Experiencia Mantay’.  Tras trabajar en el sector turístico durante varios años, ella quiere poner en práctica sus conocimientos y habilidades para poder apoyar a nuestras empresas sociales, especialmente en la gestión del turismo sostenible. Antes de LAFF,  Rocío fue voluntaria en Nepal y Costa Rica, trabajando en proyectos medioambientales y de educación. A Rocío le apasionan los intercambios culturales, le encanta conocer personas de todo el mundo y  leer. Está entusiasmada de descubrir la cultura de Perú.

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Danielle Lisnek

Danielle has joined us from Chicago, US as the Youth Development Coordinator. With a university degree in human development, global health and women’s studies, Danielle is excited to mobilise her knowledge and passion to educate and empower adolescents in Cusco. Danielle has previously worked for organisations in the US, Zambia and Vietnam focused on reproductive health education. She is looking forward to exploring the nature and culture of Peru!

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Justyna Skoczylas

Justina is our lovely Social Enterprise Coordinator. She comes from Poland and is currently studying International Business and Languages in the Netherlands. Justyna is excited to support LAFF’s partner enterprises and develop her skills. What is more, she is delighted to explore Peruvian culture!

Justyna es nuestra Coordinadora de Empresas Sociales. Ella es de Polonia y a actualmente estudia Negocio Internacional e Idiomas en Holanda. Justyna se complace en apoya a las empresas asociadas a LAFF y desarrollar sus habilidades. Además, está emocionada de explorar la cultura Peruana.

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Elena Raventós Prieto

Elena is our Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator from Spain! After spending two years in the UK, completing her master’s degree in “Impact evaluation for international development” and then as an Impact Evaluation Intern for Oxfam GB, Elena was eager to move to a warm country! She wants to work closely with local organisations that help disadvantaged children. She is super interested in getting to know the Peruvian culture and gastronomy, as well as visiting rural areas. She will also try to learn Quechua!

Elena es nuestra Coordinadora de Seguimiento y Evaluación de proyectos! Después de estar dos años en el Reino Unido, completando su master en ‘Evaluación de Impacto en el Desarrollo Sostenible’ y haciendo una pasantía con Oxfam, ¡Elena estaba lista para vivir en un país soleado! Ella quiere aprender mas sobre como trabajar en conjunto con organizaciones locales que ayudan a niños vulnerables. Está emocionada de aprender mas sobre la cultura y gastronomía Peruana. ¡También quiere intentar aprender Quechua!

Remote volunteers

Louise Ball

Louise is a communications expert with over eight years of experience in not-for-profit communications, having worked for organisations such as the Overseas Development Institute and the International Bar and the Association’s Human Rights Institute in London, UK. Louise currently lives in Medellin, Colombia and supports all areas of LAFF’s Communications and Marketing programme.

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Dawid Nawrot

Dawid has been working with data and reporting for 7 years learning lots of technologies and software along the way to fulfil all internal and external data requirements of any kind (ad-hoc requests, reports, extensive analysis, data transfers between our clients and us). He is currently LAFF’s administrator, helping  mainly with Salesforce implementation and management, gathering data through Google Sheets, supporting LAFF with the transition to better organised storage systems (Salesforce, G-Drive, Dropbox), and also helping with security (LastPass, G-Suite) and any other technical need.

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Kathryn Payman

Kathryn is a remote volunteer from the UK, on a mission to help grow LAFF’s international presence, reach more volunteers and partners and spread the word about the amazing work of the charity. After graduating in International Business and learning Spanish in Madrid, Kathryn has spent the last few years gaining professional experience in the pharmaceutical retail sector, working in the UK, Spain and Mexico. Prior to this she took part in International Development projects in South Africa, China and Peru. She has a particular soft spot for Latin America, having lived in Mexico for the last two years and spent a lot of time travelling the region. In her free time Kathryn is an adventure enthusiast with a passion for the outdoors, exploring the world and taking on new challenges, be it a new country, mountain or language! Kathryn is excited to be part of the LAFF family and learn how an NGO operates, and hopes to offer as much of her professional experience and skills as possible in order to help make a positive difference to the lives of children and families in Peru.

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Vanessa Carry

Vanessa is a freelance Spanish to English translator and translates official and technical documents, as well as subtitles and audio-visual material. She has worked in various NGOs in Spain and the UK in the marketing and fundraising departments and has volunteered for charities in the UK, Chile and Spain, such as Greenpeace, Survival International, Oxfam, the UNHCR and Childhope. Vanessa is now supporting LAFF with data management and fundraising.

Nathalia Quintillano

Nathalia Quintiliano has 11 years of experience in Supply Management, and has been working in humanitarian projects since 2014 when she joined the United Nations to assist the delivery of humanitarian aid at the border of Syria, Turkey and Jordan. Later, she joined the NGO Doctors without Borders, in Lebanon, in a project that coordinated medical facilities for displaced people and refugee camps in the Middle East. Currently, Nathalia is serving the UN in Djibouti, where she lives with her partner. As a Brazilian, she wants to contribute and get more engaged in projects in Latin America, since she plans to go back to the region she loves. Nathalia currently supports LAFF in areas of fundraising and data management.

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Henriette Brun

Henriette is from Norway but is based in London. She has worked with marketing for charities the past years and will help LAFF with their marketing strategy as well as help with fundraising events in London.