Eugenia works with organizations in the U.S. and across the globe on health, gender equity, forestry, climate change, Indigenous rights and oceans issues. She provides comprehensive communications support to various partners, including the Ford Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and their grantees. In this capacity, she provides strategic counsel, supports communications research, delivers training, produces engaging content and pitches evidence-based stories to outlets across Latin America, Europe, Africa and North America.

Before 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 promote solutions that support forcibly displaced communities in Somalia, Rwanda and Kenya. Eugenia is from Valencia, Venezuela, and is fluent in Spanish and French. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor of science in public relations and a minor in French and Francophone studies.