In our combined careers, we have designed and coordinated several research initiatives across a spectrum of disciplines including education, public health, social sciences, psychology, community programs, women’s health, and wellbeing. Our on-the-ground work includes years of community outreach on social sciences education projects, as well as recruiting, screening, conducting interviews with hundreds of research participants, and conducting data analysis as part of academic research labs.
In addition to traditional research, we also have extensive experience in due diligence-related research, involving extensive background investigations into corporations, foundations, and foreign government-affiliated organizations, as well as individuals. This benefits from our legal background and experience in international sustainable development projects across four continents.
Although part of our more traditional research experience resulted in publication for scholarly journals, our interest lies in the process of democratizing knowledge and creating models and outputs for audiences outside of conventional academic circles. We are strong believers in the importance of researchers' alliance with advocacy and activism, and seek to produce meaningful metrics that are available to the general public. In the past, our independent research projects have served to:
As native Spanish-speakers, designing culturally-sensitive research is central to our work, we have created projects for both Spanish and English speakers.
Our research methodology centers on intersectional feminist principles and ultimately aims to question and liberate from oppressive patriarchal structures of greed, violence and destruction. Our research framework draws from intersectional feminist theory, critical pedagogies, trans-disciplinary studies, psychology, design justice principles, political advocacy, community-based research, and grounded action research.