Sylvia Basterrechea

Sylvia Basterrechea

Membership & Project Officer

Sylvia joined the IHF Secretariat in January 2019 as a research intern, before integrating the team for administrative support in June 2019. She is now Membership and Project Officer, liaising with IHF Members and supporting various secretariat activities.

Her previous experiences led her to participate to qualitative field researches in Republic of Benin and in Colombia. She also has various volunteering experiences, including one year as program officer for the Afghan NGO Action for Development, and co-coordinator for the Geneva Regional Group of the Swiss NGO Public Eye.

Sylvia graduated in 2019 from her Master of Sciences in Global Health from the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute (Geneva, Switzerland), with a specialization in medical anthropology. Prior to this, she received her bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and History from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland).

Sylvia has the Swiss and Luxemburgish nationalities. She is fluent in French and English, and can converse in German and Spanish.