Daniela was CREST’s lead consultant working on the Rarámuri Tourism Experiences project in support of local partners in Chihuahua, Mexico. Daniela is a tour guide and a cofounder of Eco alterNATIVE Tours, a Copper Canyon eco tourism tour company focusing on Cultural Tours. Originally from California, she worked with several community-based organizations such as Lideres Campesinas and House Farm Workers in California. She also collaborated with various organizations in the state of Chihuahua to produce a number of social documentaries on the Tarahumara culture. She is also an active member in a local Creel tourism committee “Pueblos Magicos” as the Education and Research representative.

She holds BA in cultural anthropology from the University of California Berkeley and received her Masters degree in Chihuahua from the National School of Anthropology and History and CIESAS. Her thesis work focused on Tarahumara indigenous development. Daniela is fluent in Spanish and English.