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Mariam Vargas Rodriguez

Position:​ Organizational Development Coordinator


Mariam has a degree in Administration of Plans, Programs and Projects in Non-Formal Education, is a graduate of Psychology and a student of Business Administration at the University of Costa Rica She has a Diploma in Project Management and Human Resource Management and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Territorial and Urban Development at the UNQ Argentina, where she was awarded a CLACSO scholarship to pursue graduate studies abroad. Moreover she is taking a course about specialization in Gender, Cities and Territory at CLACSO and was admitted to the postgraduate program in Rural Development at the National University of Costa Rica. She is also a graduate of the Masters in Educational Administration of the Graduate Studies System of the University of Costa Rica. She has a Diploma in Migration and Childhood from the OAS and several postgraduate diplomas on Gender, Feminism and Leadership (UN Women and other International Organizations), Gender Parity, Sexual and Reproductive Rights (University of Chile) and Human Rights (Hivos), as well as a Diploma in Human Trafficking in the Latin American context (UNICEF-IOM and CIEM of the University of Costa Rica) and Feminist Theories, among others. She holds several professional certifications.


She is the Development and Communications Coordinator. Mariam is responsible for generating strategic alliances with different organizations, generating new programs and projects of social and environmental impact, through agreements. She makes the organization visible nationally and internationally through social networks, editorial design of newsletters and audiovisual media. Implements projects for the benefit of participants and the community in order to strengthen internal and external links. She coordinates the internal and external training and education plan, its respective call and supervision. She helps us to find, motivate, supervise and follow up all the volunteers, students, teachers and interns in the association. She is in charge of the elaboration, design, execution and follow-up of different projects within the Solidarity Store, fundraising activities and international cooperation. She is a Mentor in the area of Human Resources, innovation and entrepreneurship; she coordinates the socio-educational groups, is a facilitator in the 2nd phase and coordinates and facilitates the 3rd phase of our Empowerment Program.


She has been working with Árbol de Esperanza since 2019.



She has more than 15 years of experience working as a consultant for international organizations, government, municipalities, the private sector and NGOs, conducting national studies and consultation processes for the creation of public policies in Costa Rica, national surveys, design of manuals and protocols for institutional action, in socio-cultural management, human resources, research, systematization of experiences, teaching, design of audio/reading/visual products, management and development of virtual environments, community articulation, administrative area, education, methodological design, e-learning/presential courses and extensive experience in national and regional management of inter and transdisciplinary projects. She has participated in different Hackathons for the development of mobile applications with a gender and rights perspective, mobility and development, with transdisciplinary teams, participation in artistic exhibitions, lectures, conferences and has acquired several national and international awards. She is part of different NGOs in gender, children and human rights issues, and owns her own consulting firm.


Flieds of Interest:

Gender, Corporalities and Diversities, Disability, Street Situation, Feminism, Territory, Migration, Development, Human Rights, Violence, Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Social Representations, Participatory, Qualitative and Mixed Action Research, Critical Pedagogies, Public Policy Development and Consultation, Culture, Human Resources and Social Inequality.



She enjoys playing piano, challenges and new experiences, body percussion, theater, community work and continuous learning and likes animals.



Graduation with honors and distinction in research, national and international recognition to outstanding social projects, award with scholarship to pursue graduate studies abroad, distinction by NGOs and social groups. Recognition to four Social Action projects of the University of Costa Rica. Recognition as a sociocultural manager in the organization of massive events at local, regional and national level. Recognition for two documentaries showing the trajectory of women in social movements and struggles 1998-2018. Publication and editorial recognition for the books "Mujeres que Transforman Espacios" and "Ningún nosotros sin NosOtrxs". Recognition and scholarship to pursue two postgraduate studies abroad.


  • Spanish

  • English


  • basic Portuguese.

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