Adriana has eight years of experience working in the for-profit and nonprofit
sectors. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Advertising
from the San Martin de Porres University in Peru and a Master’s degree in
International Relations from the University of Barcelona in Spain. While
receiving her Master’s, Adriana served at the Public Information Office of the
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Thailand.
During this training, she created daily content for ESCAP’s digital platforms and social media
campaigns and developed a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy to
increase regional outreach. Prior to that, Adriana worked at Doctors Without Borders, forming
partnerships and raising awareness about the organization. Through AIESEC’s Global
Community Development Program, Adriana interned at a nonprofit organization in Brazil, where
she supported the implementation of various government programs in HIV prevention, LGBT
rights, and social inclusion, and she also coordinated training sessions and conferences for HIV-
positive women. Additionally, Adriana has a strong background in the private sector, where she
worked for four years in the marketing department in the hotel chain Starwood. There, she was
in charge of the annual marketing plan, branding and product development, management of
online and offline campaigns, sales initiatives, and the communication plan for the sustainability
and corporate social responsibility program. The materials she produced during these years
helped to increase Peru’s national brand visibility. Through these experiences, Adriana
developed strong skills in leadership, multicultural teamwork, project and events coordination,
and management. She shifted her career path into the nonprofit sector in search for more
impactful work experiences. Adriana is passionate about poverty alleviation and women’s
empowerment, specifically through the promotion of sustainable tourism practices in developing
countries and their consumption patterns, social systems, and revitalization of local economies.

Host Organization: Meridian International Center

Role at Host Organization: Adriana will develop strategic communications
plans, manage social media efforts, prepare graphic materials, support the monthly newsletter,
manage the database, prepare the app for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)
opening and summit, and collect program impact stories.