Vianey is originally from Colombia and has more than 10 years of working on shorebird conservation. She joined the WHSRN Executive Office as Communications Specialist in May 2020. Vianey is responsible of coordinating and managing all the WHSRN Communications, including WHSRN website, newsletter and social media. She is working to use communications to help support and promote linkages among sites, ensuring that WHSRN site partners have the news and information they need to support effective conservation actions.
Vianey’s experience in shorebird conservation started when she worked as the Communications Coordinator at Asociación Calidris in Colombia for seven years. At Calidris she had the opportunity to develop and implement Calidris´ communications strategy to help advancing the organization´s mission. Vianey also participated in several site-based projects, developing activities and materials to promote community engagement and building local capacities. She is co-author of the Colombian National Shorebirds Conservation Plan and participated on the designation of the WHSRN site Delta del río Iscuandé.
Vianey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications and has complemented her knowledge, skills, and personal interests with training on developing, implementation, and promotion of community-based projects.
Vianey is also passionate about creative pursuits. In her spare time, she designs jewelry and accessories for women and prints fabric and creates images with patterns of shorebirds and nature.