Thalia currently leads Oxfam's work on women's economic empowerment and care including developing the Rapid Care Analysis exercises for development programmes and advocacy. She has coordinated learning initiatives on Women's Economic Leadership in agricultural markets in East Asia and Latin America, and advised Researching Women's Collective Action, as part of Oxfam's Gendered Enterprise and Markets initiative. Over 17 years, based in both Latin America and the head office in Oxford, UK, her work has also included women workers' rights in the Make Trade Fair campaign Trading Away our Rights, and gender analysis for
Oxfam GB's micro-finance programming in Central America and Caribbean, West Africa and South Asia. She has facilitated numerous workshops on 'how change happens' and on improving the quality of Oxfam's advisory service - see . 'Thinking about change for development practice'. Prior to joining Oxfam, Thalia worked as a community and labour organiser in the USA and Central America.
Thalia has published widely in journals and books. Her articles include - 'How do you eat between harvests?' and other stories: engaging men in gender and livelihoods' in Gender Equality and Men: Learning from practice (2004), 'Good jobs and hidden costs: women workers documenting the price of precarious
employment' and blogs on unpaid care and women's rights.
Thalia holds a masters degree in Community and Economic Development from the University of Minnesota, and is a member of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE)