ARTCA Project Coordinator
Ms. Aryanne Quintal is the ARTCA Project Coordinator within the Section of Competitiveness, Innovation and Technology of the Organization of American States in Washington D.C. Ms. Quintal was recruited after working for more then a year as a Consultant at the OAS in the Department of Human Development, Education and Culture. She previously served as a Public Relations Officer at the Embassy of Canada in Montevideo, Uruguay. She also worked for many years as a freelance journalist in Montreal, Canada. Her fields of interest include ICTs implementation and social and economic empowerment in developing countries, specifically in Latin America; citizenship education through the Internet; and media interactions with public opinion and governance.
Over the last few years, Ms. Quintal participated in various development projects, first in Peru – where she worked for several months in a Community Radio Station, in collaboration with the NGO Development and Peace – and later in Ecuador, Colombia and Argentina, among others. Ms. Quintal holds a Master’s degree in International Relations, Cooperation and Development from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) as well as two B.A. – one in Politics and Society and another in Journalism from the University of Montreal.