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Meet the MODII team


Marcela Rueda

Marcela brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the area of international development, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and youth rights and participation. Her experience also extends to the area of institutional strengthening focused on strategic planning, development of sustainability plans for NGOs, preparation of proposals and development of decision-making and evaluation bodies.

In her 20 years of experience, Marcela has served as an advocate, consultant, technical expert, writer, and board member for various international and local organizations and networks. Among them: UNESCO, UNICEF, International Planned Parenthood, IFRCRCS, the Advisory Group on High Impact Practices in Family Planning (IPPF representative), the Youth Advisory Group created by UNFPA, the Latin American and Caribbean Youth Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Profamilia, Colombia.

Currently, she is the director of IWORDS Global and accompanies MODII with her strategic advice. In her free time, she enjoys writing and ice skating.

Mónica Ropaín

Monica has more than 14 years of professional experience in international cooperation issues in the Americas and Africa. She has worked in humanitarian and development contexts in Colombia, Honduras, the Comoros Islands and Haiti. She has extensive experience in inclusive communication, gender equality and women’s empowerment, humanitarian aid and early recovery, and volunteering for development. In addition, her expertise focuses on strategic planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development cooperation plans, programs and projects, from a gender perspective and a human rights approach.

Mónica is a professional in Finance and International Relations and has a master’s degree in Development Cooperation. She has worked for several UN agencies; among them, UN Women, UNDP and UNV. She has also worked for bilateral cooperation agencies, private companies and government agencies. She believes in equal rights, respect for differences and the power of words. She loves the sea and seeks to be close to it. She is inspired by MODII.

Soledad Bellido

Soledad is an English-Spanish Translator graduated from the School of Languages, National University of Córdoba. She has more than 10 years of professional experience translating and proofreading texts on medicine and health care, education and women’s rights. She has done voluntary translations for Doctors Without Borders and non-governmental organizations in favor of sexual and gender diversity.

In addition, she is a professor of Computer-Assisted Translation and of Professionalizing Practice III of the Technical-Scientific Translation Program in English at Instituto Superior CEM.

She believes in the exercise of individual freedoms and loves the value of plurality. Her attention to detail and the use of inclusive wording empower MODII’s texts. In addition, she values empathy as a fundamental engine to promote social change. Her hobbies? Reading, writing and doing puzzles.

Mariana Espinel

Mariana has a degree in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid. Her professional experience as a content creator, communication manager, editor and manager of social networks led her to complete a master’s degree in Corporate Communication Management at the EAE Business School in Spain.

Strengthening the brand, content management and the relationship with the media have been the main axis of her work experience. Her days in communication departments in public organizations, publishers, communication agencies and private companies have given her a global vision when developing communication strategies.

She believes in the power of words. She feels moved every time women raise their voices for their rights. She is a faithful defender of equal opportunities. She believes that a fairer society is possible if all people contribute individually for the common good.

Adrian Cortez

Adrian has a long history in cultural management projects and new media art education to expand culture in his native country, Bolivia. He has worked for the Autonomous Municipal Government of La Paz as head of the area of art and new technologies. He has developed and managed the Latin American Meeting of Digital Art “KIEBRE” from 2011 to 2015 in three different cities in Bolivia.

He has been working as a freelance Graphic Designer for 3 years and has taken on the challenge as a brand consultant at MODII. He is a musician and passionate about DIY electronics. In addition, he makes homemade synthesizers and all kinds of noise generators.

Andrea Gómez

Andrea is a Social Communicator, Journalist and Designer from Universidad del Norte. In her professional life, she has supported young people from the Caribbean region of Colombia in learning about and exploring culture through learning from folk groups. In addition, she has managed the social networks of these groups.

She has been interested in brand management and its importance for market positioning, both personal and organizational. The purpose? Generate an instant memory in the minds and hearts of consumers.

She firmly believes in the possibility that each human being can improve their individual perception and, therefore, their quality of life, by managing their personal image from the aesthetic and from the emotional point of view.

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