Sandra has 10 years of work experience in the International Cooperation sector in both programs and policy. She engaged her professional career in addressing the gender dimensions of conflict, including sexual and gender based violence. After a long period coordinating programs in East Africa, the past 4 years she has worked as independent consultant providing technical support to different international organizations in Gender Mainstreaming, Monitoring & Evaluation and field research assessments in different locations, mainly in Central and East Africa, but also in Northern Caucasus and the Caribbean.
Sandra also accumulates 10 years of visually-recorded film on rape, violence, corruption, blame, shame, poverty and, paradoxically, on beauty and happiness. Revealed as a necessity, she has taken advantage of her background in Visual Culture Studies, Photography and Performing Arts, to find a way to dialogue with the embodied experiences. Moved into a ground of creativity where both the humanitarian field, the performing and visual arts co-habit symbiotically, she combines both hats and is currently focusing her research and creations around these connections.