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Cecilia Orvañanos, MA
Project Director, Mexico

Cecilia has worked at the intersection of entertainment and behavior change for over 30 years. While working to build a more just and humane society, she has held a wide range of positions, in entertainment, communications, research, social work, academia, and development. She began her career working at Televisa in Mexico City on the show "Plaza Sésamo" (Sesame Street) and went on to develop several children's radio programs. Since then, she has worked for organizations including the BBC World Trust and the Red Cross, and spent over 20 years as a professor in communications at several univeristies in Mexico.

At Sentient Research, Cecilia is the project manager in Mexico of a major entertainment-education program which will launch a prime time television series to reduce unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections among teens.

Cecilia has Master's Degree in Educational Research from the Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla and a Degree in Communication Research from Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City.




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