Daniela is a researcher and consultant in the field of gender and development, with a special focus on tourism as a development and poverty reduction strategy. Her PhD (Complutense University of Madrid, 2017) focused in the tourism from a gender perspective as an essential approach in the context of sustainable and responsible tourism development in Nicaragua. Since 2009 she has expanded her international project experience by fostering gender mainstreaming within tourism policies around the world.
Daniela has been in charge of several gender and tourism projects, including a best practice guide she co-developed with Dr. Lucy Ferguson on gender and sustainable tourism for the European Commission project Vocational Training and Sustainable Tourism (2012). From 2011 to 2012 Daniela contributed to the gender and tourism work UNWTO is engaged in. She has also been involved in initiatives with UN Women as well as projects in Spain, Cape Verde, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Morocco, The Gambia, Senegal and Bolivia. In this capacity, she has proposed concrete recommendations tailored to the context of tourism and gender context, alongside identification and promotion of good practices in gender and tourism.