About Me

In brief

Turning complex ideas into sharp engaging copy is what I do best. Whether it’s for journalism, or PR, I know what makes a great story.

I have extensive experience of researching and writing journalistic articles about human rights, development and environmental issues in Latin America, and sometimes beyond. As a communications and public relations specialist, I have achieved positive local, national and international press coverage for non-profit and public sector organisations.

I have a BA in English Literature, a National Council for the Training of Journalist (NCTJ) Multimedia Journalism Diploma and an MA in Latin American Studies from University College London.

Latin American Specialist

I currently live in the Maya-Mexican town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, but Nicaragua, Panama and Guatemala have all been my home, at one time or another. As a freelance journalist, I have written about environmental protection and indigenous rights in Central America, especially in relation to hydroelectric dam development and mining. I am also the co-author of Footprint’s guide to Belize, Guatemala and Southern Mexico.

My articles have been cited by the Centre for International and Environmental Law (CIEL), the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) and the Law, Environment and Development Journal. They have also been syndicated by Amazon Watch and the Business and the Human Rights Resource Centre, among others.

In 2014, I graduated with an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of London’s Institute of the Americas, a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada.

I have also time spent volunteering for an indigenous community tourism organisation in Panama and a migrant centre in the Mexican state of Tabasco.

Communications and PR Professional

As a communications and public relations specialist, I have achieved positive local, national and international press coverage, implemented communications strategies and managed social media campaigns for non-profit and public sector organisations in the UK and abroad.

My experience has seen me work in the press office of the UK’s busiest ambulance service, publicise issues facing unpaid carers in East Sussex and promote leading research at a large London university.