Mariam Vargas Rodríguez 

Mariam has a Degree in Administration of Plans, Programs and Projects in Non-Formal Education, studied Psychology and Business Administration at the University of Costa Rica, has a Diploma in Project Management and Human Resource Management, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Territorial Rural Development from UNQ Argentina in which she was awarded a CLACSO scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies abroad. She is studying for a specialization in Gender, Cities and Territory at CLACSO and was admitted to the Rural Development postgraduate course at the National University of Costa Rica. She is also a graduate of the Master of Educational Administration from the University of Costa Rica. She has a Diploma in Migration and Childhood from the OAS and several diplomas on Gender, Feminisms and Leadership (UN Women), Trafficking in Persons in the Latin American context (UNICEF-IOM).


She is the Development and Communications Coordinator. Mariam is in charge of generating strategic alliances with different organizations to work together, generate new programs and projects of social and environmental impact, through agreements, financing and international cooperation. She makes the organization visible at a national and international level through social networks, editorial design of newsletters and audiovisual media. It implements projects for the benefit of the participants and the community in order to strengthen internal and external ties. It carries out the search, design and execution of activities for the collection of funds and resources, coordinate internal and external training and training plan, its respective call and supervision of people in charge.

She collaborates with us to find, motivate and follow up the volunteers and interns in the association, designing, planning, developing and systematizing business models for Arbol de Esperanza, in order to promote the internal and external development of the participants, the organization, the staff and the community.


She has experience working as a Consultant for International Organizations, Government, Municipalities and NGOs, in socio-cultural management, human resources, research, systematization of experiences, teaching, design of audio / reading / visual products, community articulation, social psychology, administrative area. , education and in project management. Its related areas are: Gender, Corporalities and Diversities, Disability Condition, Feminism, Territory, Migration, Development, Human Rights, Violence, Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Social Representations, Participatory, Qualitative and Mixed Action Research, Critical Pedagogies, Public Policies, Culture, Human Resources and Social Inequality.


Areas of interest: Gender, Feminism, Territory, Migration, Development, Human Rights, Social Representations, Participatory Action Research, Critical Pedagogies, Public Policies, Culture, Human Resources and Social Inequality.


Among her hobbies and affinities are audiovisual production, theater, body language, body percussion, cinema, music, jazz, photography, the beach and dogs. She also participates in a musical choir.


Recognitions: Graduation of Honor and Distinction in research, national and international recognition to outstanding social projects, award with scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies abroad, distinction by NGOs and social groups. Award of two projects of Social Action Student Initiatives of the University of Costa Rica. Recognition as a sociocultural manager in the organization of mass events and activities of massive local, regional and national events and activities. Recognition of a documentary that shows the trajectory of women in social movements and struggles 1998-2018. Publication and editorial recognition for the book Mujeres que Transforman Espacios.


Languages: Spanish, English, basic LESCO and basic Portuguese.