Program Officer - Universal Access
Denitza is responsible for managing IPPF/WHR’s HIV/STI portfolio. She joined the organization in 2011 as an Evaluation Officer. In that role, Denitza worked to coordinate research studies and support initiatives to strengthen the use of data for decision-making in the areas of safe abortion, gender-based violence, and HIV/STI.
Prior to joining IPPF/WHR, Denitza's experience includes evaluating sexual and reproductive health programs at Pro Mujer Bolivia, strengthening M&E processes for data use and decision-making at Millennium Challenge Account-Nicaragua, and conducting qualitative research studies to improve management practices in the private sector in the United States. She has significant experience in research, evaluation, and project management in areas including sexual and reproductive health, microfinance, rural business, and small and medium enterprise (SME) development. Denitza serves on the Steering Committee of Women Advancing Microfinance-New York (WAM-NY) and is on the Board of Directors of Princeton in Latin America (PiLA).
Denitza holds a Master of Public Affairs, with a focus on international development, from Princeton University and a BA in Economics from Smith College.
Where were you born?
What languages do you speak?
Bulgarian, English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese
What's the most amazing thing you've seen while traveling?
Salar de Uyuni in Southwest Bolivia