Marianela Camacho Fuenmayor

 

Marianela Camacho Fuenmayor is Venezuelan born. She was elected to the JAHP Board of Directors in 2017, but her interest began when she first saw Angel Falls in 2001 and met Karen Angel in the Kamarata Valley in 2012.

Marianela received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture and a Master’s of Science degree in Comprehensive Planning for Tourist Development from Universidad del Zulia (LUZ), Venezuela.

After graduating in 2002 as an Architect, she started to work in master planning for small villages, natural areas and indigenous communities in her region, Zulia state.

In 2005, she started her academic career at LUZ as a Professor and Researcher of Architecture and Design. She promote different projects of local development through culture, leisure, and ephemeral spaces.

In 2011, with the support of Angel Conservation Corporation, she went to the Kamarata Valley and decided to focus her efforts, experience, and knowledge to assist indigenous communities with sustainable local development in Canaima National Park.

She is a member of Fundación Etnika as Director of Tourism Management and dedicates her work to the Pemón culture − its documentation and sustaining its historical and environmental legacy for future generations.

She is currently working on a Doctoral Thesis Project for the Tourism and Leisure Program at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Tarragona - Spain, about participatory cartography and local development in the Kamarata Valley.