Currently living in The Netherlands, Sophia is a social scientist and a development professional with over 7 years of working experience in international cooperation in Latin America and Europe. Sophia holds an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology with focus on digital culture from Leiden University, a Specialisation in Media Studies and New Information Technologies, from Universidad Andina in Ecuador, and a B.A. in Sociology and Development Studies, from Universidad Catolica del Ecuador. Sophia has substantial experience conducting research in Latin America, both for academic and professional purposes, in topics related to digital culture, environmental rights and alternative economies, land rights, and access to education. She is interested in participatory & right based strategies, gender analysis, project management and multi donor grant management.