Gladys Melo-Pinzon serves as AIUSA’s country specialist for Mauritania. In her career as women’s rights, human rights and security consultant, she has worked for USAID, the Canada Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, SIDA, the UN, the EU and the EC among others. She has also been working with different women’s and human rights coalitions in the US and around the world to contribute to the advancement of social justice movement building and social justice activism. Gladys Melo-Pinzon holds a doctorate degree from Laval University in Anthropology and an MBA in Management and Planning of Regional Development from Universidad de los Andes.