Multidisciplinary researcher and skilled development and operations coordinator, Míriam draws her expertise from a variety of disciplines such as law, economics, political science, and anthropology and applies it to design real-world solutions to complex challenges. She is also interested in exploring how social justice – and particularly, gender equality- can be advanced through artistic expression.
Currently based in Ghana, she is working as a consultant to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees in a project on out of camp durable solutions to protracted refugee situations. At the same time, she is conducting a research study as a Yale Fox Fellow at the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy. As a Fox Fellow, the research studies the micro-, meso-, and macro-level factors that influence peace and stability in Ghana (with a focus on the ongoing regional conflicts, peacebuilding activities, and gender). Passionate about social justice, Míriam is also a development coordinator for Assistive Labs, a start up that designs low-cost, context specific, assistive technologies for people with disabilities.
She holds a masters in Global Affairs from Yale University, specializing in Political Violence, Human Rights, and Gender. Interested in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, she also has in-depth expertise of the Colombian internal armed conflict. Prior to Yale, she graduated salutatorian with a law degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and worked in public law. Míriam speaks Catalan, Spanish, English, and intermediate French and German (she is also beginning to learn a bit of Twi).
When not working, you will likely find her reading, taking photographies, working out, cooking, or eating (preferably by the sea).
For a more detailed resume, check her LinkedIn page here.