My Education

Higher Education Degrees

Aug 2017 – Dec 2018Social Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Doctoral Program at the Visual and Digital Research
Center (ViDi), Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
Specialization: Media Anthropology, Cuban Studies
Sep 2015 – Jul 2017Social & Cultural Anthropology, University of Leuven, Belgium
Master of Science, graduated with great honor (magna cum laude)
Specialization: Anthropology of Travel, Cuban Studies
Sep 2014 – Sep 2015Social & Cultural Anthropology, University of Leuven, Belgium
Bridging Program (non-degree seeking)
Sep 2011 – Sep 2014Tourism & Leisure Management, Thomas More, Belgium
Bachelor Degree, graduated with great honor (magna cum laude)
Specialization: Hospitality, Accommodation & Tour guiding

Educational Exchanges Abroad

Apr 2018 – Aug 2018Centro de Estudios Sociales Cubanos y Caribenos, Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Visiting scholar at the Faculty of Social Sciences to conduct doctoral research on visual digital culture in Cuba (non-degree seeking)
Aug 2016 – Dec 2016Anthropology, Florida International University, Miami, USA
International Study-Exchange Program (non-degree seeking), GPA4.0
Courses: Cuba Seminar; Rastafari, Vodou & Santeria; Queer Lives /  Theories; Critical Geopolitics
Jan 2013 – Jul 2013Grado en Turismo, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
International Study-Exchange Program (non-degree seeking) 

Summer Schools

May 2018 – Jun 2018Ethnographic Field School in Cuba on Media and Visual Anthropology, Victoria University (Canada), Universidad de Oriente (Cuba)
Jul 2015 – Aug 2015Summer School on Ethnographic Research Methods in Mauritius, Aarhus University, Denmark

Additional Education & Trainings

Oct 2018Workshop on Academic Writing: Writing Academic Publications Based on Your Research 
YECREA (Young Scholars Network of ECREA), Lugano, Switzerland
Oct 2018Workshop on Digital Methods: Researching Digital Media Environments
YECREA (Young Scholars Network of ECREA), Lugano, Switzerland
Apr 2018 – Aug 2018UNPACK Art Residency Program, Research Collaboration, Havana
Feb 2018 – Mar 2018Writing Academic Papers in English, Antwerp Doctoral School
Feb 2018 – Mar 2018Personal Effectiveness
Training in Organisation & Management (T.O.M. bvba), Antwerpen, Belgium
Nov 2017Action Day of Science Communication, 
Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO) 
& Vlaamse Inter-Universitaire Raad (VLIR), Belgium
Oct 2017Improvisation Theatre, Inspinazie, Leuven, Belgium
Aug 2017Workshop on Writing for Publication, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Sep 2015 – Nov 2015Information Cycle
Belgian Development Cooperation Agency (BTC)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Brussels, Belgium
Sep 2013 – Feb 2014Spanish, Level B1/B2 CEFR, Linguapolis at Universiteit Antwerpen
Nov 2013Marketing Destinations through Events, ACEEPT Project, Finland
Sep 2012 – Feb 2013Spanish, Level A2/B1 CEFR, Linguapolis, University Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 2012Smart Art Cities, ACEEPT Project, Belgium
Sep 2011Dolphin Training, Roatan Institute of Marine Sciences, Honduras
May 2011Animation Training, Koraal vzw, Wommelgem, Belgium
Apr 2010Dolphins in Depth Course, Dolphin Academy, Curacao

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