Who we are

Léonor Graser is french, from Paris. She worked as a journalist before to follow an academic career. Graduated with a master of cultural management and a PhD in sociology, she is research professor since 2006, specialized in sociology of culture and arts, collaborating with french and international universities, business schools and research groups. In addition to these activities, she is consultant in cultural projects, cinema scripts and rewriting.

miriosanjuan-riosanjuan-graser-jougla-voyageColin Jougla is from Paris. After few years working in a factory, he choosed to become a social worker. These last 10 years, he worked as a specialized educator near young social outsiders. He also has a bachelor in psychology.

Their travels around the world, particularly in Central and South America, such as their respective professional activities, gave Léonor and Colin the taste of discovery and immersion.

In 2016, to carry out sociocultural projects dear to them, they found ANIMATE, a non-profit organization (France, law 1901).

PapoAlberto Martínez, better known as Papo, is dominican, from Río San Juan. He began to work as a primary and middle school teacher for 4 years, then as a butchery administrator during 6 years, before launching as a boat captain at the Laguna Gri-Gri. Twenty years later,  still a foot on land and another on sea, he makes discover Río San Juan, its beaches and surroundings to the tourists. Open to meet and exchange with new people, Papo is a humble and precious guide, who likes to share his knowledge of every corner of this peaceful town.


Contact : miriosanjuan@gmail.com