Cecilia was a former Research Analyst for CSRM providing support for a range of projects including resettlement issues, applying best practice guidelines to mining operations in third world countries, governance and regional development in Australia and mining impacts on human development.

Cecilia resides in Australia since 2007; she is from Lima, Peru. She speaks fluent Spanish and English.

Prior to working at CSRM, Cecilia worked at a global consulting company in Brisbane as a graduate social scientist in the mining industry with a focus on the social and economic impacts of resource projects in Queensland. She gained a solid understanding of qualitative research techniques, having undertaken fieldwork in the Bowen Basin and being part in producing numerous Social Impact Assessments (SIA), management plans, risk assessments and stakeholder matrixes.

Cecilia studied Political Science and International Relations at The University of Queensland and holds a Masters in International Relations from Griffith University. She has academic experience in a range of areas including international development, political theories and practices, Australian and global foreign affairs, and democratisation processes in the Asia Pacific region.

Her interests include resource industry induced resettlement, strains in Australian boom towns with a focus on FIFO and housing prices, corporate social responsibility and the effects of mining operations on nearby impoverished communities.