Anabella Coria Zavala has joined the staff at LFHC as the hospital’s director of external relations.
Anabella has worked for non-governmental organizations in Latin America and Asia in projects that focus on children’s rights and women’s empowerment. She was a Save the Children intern in strategic partnerships as a university student in Monterrey, Mexico, and after graduating became the executive assistant to the director and co-founder of Mayan Families in Guatemala.
In 2015, she volunteered in an education project in Cambodia and in 2017 she entered the Fellow Program of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh where she was the coordinator of the Center for Teaching and Scholarship.
Anabella earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico, her home country, and an MA in conflict resolution from the University of Essex in England.
In her role as director of external relations, she is responsible for fostering relationships with the Lao community and supervising operations of the Friends Gallery in Luang Prabang. She will also play an important role in organizing and promoting the Luang Prabang Half Marathon and the event’s gala.
Anabella replaces Rie Tai, who left the position in late May to pursue a master’s degree in public health in the U.S.