Andrea Tapia is the Communications Specialist of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN). She provides support to the Executive Director, Communications Director, and the Program Managers to facilitate timely and quality communication of ICAN’s activities and messages to the public, policymakers, partner organizations and other key audiences. As a bilingual professional, Andrea has expertise in digital media and global communications, having worked for UN agencies, international organizations and production companies from the USA, Australia, Spain and Ecuador.
In 2018, she spearheaded the creation of UNICEF’s Global Youth Ideas Network that led to the launch of the Generation Unlimited Global Partnership. Andrea is also the Co-Founder and Advisor of GANAS, an advocacy network from Bennington College’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action that provides access to educational, legal, recreational and healthcare services for more than 3,000 Latino migrant workers and their families in Southwestern Vermont. In 2016, she consulted with Microwd, a microfinance fintech company connecting women entrepreneurs from rural communities in Latin America with investors in Europe with the goal of supporting social and economic development through financial inclusion. In addition, she has been a speaker and is a member of the Consulate General of Ecuador in New York’s Women’s Network.
Andrea has a M.A in Visual and Digital Media from the School of Human Sciences and Technology at IE University and a B.A in Literature and Latino Studies from Bennington College.