Ingrid Valladares is a PhD Candidate affiliated with the Centre for Justice at the Queensland University of Technology. Her research explores how youth in youth-led social movements engage in intergenerational dialogue to advocate for social and political issues. Ingrid focuses on YASunidos, an environmental youth-led social movement in Ecuador, to examine how intergenerational dialogue is defined by activists, whether this dialogue occurs as a result of shared generational experiences and how intergenerational dialogue impacts their organisation, structure and strategies.
Ingrid has a Dual Bachelor of Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador and the Université Pierre-Méndes France (UPMF), a Bachelor of Education from the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), and a Master of International Relations from the University of Queensland.
Most of her work experience was in the Ecuadorian government, where she held the positions of Electoral Officer and Policy Analyst. Ingrid has also worked for a not-for-profit in Australia focused on raising awareness and generating public debate in international affairs. She has also volunteered for the United Nations Association of Australia (Young Professionals) – Queensland Network and the Organisation for World Peace.