Since joining Burness in 2019, Eugenia has worked domestically and internationally on projects related to health, forestry, and Indigenous land rights. She provides comprehensive communications support to a variety of partners, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and its grantees, the Climate and Land Use Alliance and the Ford Foundation. In this capacity, she conducts communications research, supports strategy development, produces engaging content, and pitches evidence-based stories to national and international outlets.

Prior to joining Burness, Eugenia served as a research and writing consultant for the Innovation Service at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, where she combined social science research and storytelling to help strengthen innovation’s role in the humanitarian sector.

Eugenia is from Valencia, Venezuela and is fluent in Spanish and French. She graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in public relations and a minor in French and Francophone studies. Throughout her college career, she was deeply involved with the Center for Public Interest Communications and held internships at various organizations including Vox Media, Royal Caribbean Group and the American Red Cross South Florida Region.