Inés has a natural curiosity about people. What do people care about? What do they aspire to? What are they most proud of? And how can we use this to collaboratively design solutions that will be meaningful and useful to them? Inés believes that behaviour change starts with empathy, which is why she is passionate about ethnographic research and the human centred design process, where local communities become protagonists in creating solutions to their problems.
Inés has professional experience in the NGO space in Brazil. She worked for 4 years in a grassroots civil society organisation in Rio de Janeiro which advocates for inclusive urban policies for the city’s metropolitan region. She also volunteered as a Spanish teacher in non-profit education organisations in the outskirts of the city and as a skateboard instructor as part of a favela skateboarding collective.
Inés’ mother tongue is Spanish and she is fluent in English, French, Portuguese and Italian. She is a graduate from the London School of Economics, where she studied Geography at undergraduate level, and Urbanisation and Development at postgraduate level. She also holds a postgraduate degree in Social Innovation Management from Amani Institute.