Website: Personal profile at Food & Water Watch
Marcela Olivera is the Latin American coordinator for the Water for All campaign at Food & Water Watch. After graduating from the Catholic University in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Marcela worked for four years in Cochabamba as the key international liaison for the Coalition for the Defense of Water and Life. In 2004, she moved to Washington, DC for a year to work for the Water for All campaign, developing an inter-American citizens’ network on water rights. Named “Red Vida”, the network, which she continues to coordinate from Cochabamba, assists water rights groups throughout Latin America to coordinate their efforts to preserve or establish the water as a public good and human right. Marcela has also worked as a lead researcher at the Democracy Center, a San Francisco and Cochabamba-based NGO.