Sociologist specialized in qualitative research and management and evaluation of projects in the cultural field. Her professional experience has focused on issues related to cultural heritage, migration, citizen participation, and local development. In the public sphere, she worked for the School Libraries program of the Ministry of Education of Chile, in charge of planning and coordinating studies for the promotion of reading in Chilean public schools. She has developed several research projects related to cultural heritage, including a comparative research project for the Dutch Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage on the intangible cultural heritage policies in Italy, Colombia and Netherlands using a participatory perspective. She also deals with facilitating participatory processes. Pascuala is part of the ECCOM research and project development team.