Emily studied languages and translation at the University of Lyon. Over the years she has taken big steps toward her life’s mission of learning from the world and its people. She has always loved meeting people, expanding her knowledge on global issues, and deepening her own perspective with enriching experiences. Her deep appreciation of the world’s indigenous people gives her a unique and powerful perspective on issues affecting many different populations around the world. Among other traits, this makes her a great fit for roles within activist and philanthropic organizations.
Emily has held many different positions and recalls teaching French as a foreign language (FLE) in the French Alliance of Zacatecas, Mexico as one of her most rewarding opportunities. While in Mexico, she was able to learn from natives while experiencing their culture and traditions. She has lived in several other Spanish-speaking countries as well and plans to expand her travels to the Middle East.
Emily has been rapidly building a strong portfolio of managing medium to large-scale projects for various organizations here in Bolivia. Her ability to converse with people from different walks of life makes her a unique addition to any organization.
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Chavis was introduced to coding at age 12… Today, Chavis still give 110% no matter which hat he’s wearing.
Over the years Chavis has held many roles within different companies and organizations. Whether he’s working with a major company or an incubated startup, Chavis prides himself on getting the job done, and doing it well. His professional career in the digital realm started in the entertainment industry as a Media Producer, but he quickly transitioned into additional roles of Webmaster and Web Developer.
Even while producing videos for companies like Kia Motors and working with numerous music artists, Chavis still made time to develop web components for different companies and small businesses.
As a developer Chavis values growth, teamwork, and having fun! His goals are to stay on top of cutting-edge web technologies, teach less experienced developers best-practices, and become a part of a development team that truly fits. Chavis has found that his talents are best utilized in an environment where he can become an active contributor and continue his professional growth.
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Ludivine studied Modern Languages and English Civilisation as her Bachelor Degree and completed in 2012 her Masters’ Degree in Project Management. She then worked for 5 years in Brussels starting by an internship in the European Parliament and then was a Public Affairs Consultant at Dr2 Consultants. In Belgium, she was mainly involved in European Affairs and worked to increase the visibility and defend the views of a different range of clients in the following sectors: healthcare, automotive, IT, environment and e-commerce. During this time, she was also the Communications Officer for the association Ecommerce Europe, and she gained additional communications skills by taking a one-year distance learning course in the field as well as a graphic design course.
Ludivine has always been passioned by NGO work as she mainly worked for NGOs when she was a consultant but she also volunteered for Young European Leadership as their Director for Communications. This is what led her to Bolivia and to Fundacion Bolivia Digna in 2016, a local NGO based in Cochabamba, where she was first responsible of Communications and Managing the Volunteers and then took more responsibilities as she coordinated the general activities of the NGO and developped the Fundraising and Sponsoring activities. Next to her work at Bolivia Digna, Ludivine was also a French Teacher at the French Alliance, managed social media in Parlana, and carried out several free-lance activities like designs for Save the Children and various translations. In 2018, Ludivine took a new position as the National Director of Sustainable Bolivia, based in Riberalta.
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Erik was born and raised in Northern California, graduating from UC Davis with a degree in political philosophy. He’s worked as an educator in the US, a researcher for the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung in Berlin, Germany, and as a consultant and board member to non-profits in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. He holds a masters’ degree in sociology from the Universities of Freiburg (Germany), KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) and Jawaharlal Nehru (India). In 2007, Erik Founded the 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Sustainable Bolivia. For the last decade he’s worked to promote Sustainable Bolivia’s mission in both the Andes and Amazon.
He’s worked as a researcher and graduate assistant at the University of New Mexico. He’s conducted research in the Peruvian, Ecuadorian and Bolivian Amazon. Alongside his wife, Sasha, and his father in law, Erik founded and oversees the daily operations of the Plant Medicine Retreat Pisatahua. In 2016, Erik helped establish the 20,000 hectare Aquicuana Reserve. He facilitates healing retreats in Europe, the US and South America. Outside of work Erik’s passions include surfing, gardening and plant medicine.
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Chaca was born and raised in Riberalta, the capital of the Bolivian Amazon. For over 25 years, he’s worked as a professor of socio-cultural anthropology at the University San Andres in La Paz. He’s conducted research and written extensively on native communities of the Bolivian Amazon with a focus on high risks populations, indigenous sexuality, spiritual culture, sustainable development, indigenous rights and political participation.
Wigberto also served as the Bolivian State Minister for indigenous affairs, he’s been an adviser to numerous indigenous organizations, and worked as a consultant for indigenous development projects. He helped establish multiple indigenous territories and fought extensively for ingenious land rights. His investigations concerning ethnic and cultural diversity were used by the Bolivian Government as a basis for the new constitution of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
He’s co-founder of Pisatahua and the Bolivian-based non-profit Fundacion Amazonia.
Chaca was born and raised in Riberalta, the capital of the Bolivian Amazon. For over 25 years, he’s worked as a professor of socio-cultural anthropology […] Read More »