Daniela Da’Costa Franco is a young early-career researcher from Guatemala. She has a master’s in social epidemiology from University College London (2019-2020), with a strong background in surveillance systems and health implementation in primary healthcare. She has worked with surveillance systems for the COVID-19 response; digital health implementation; health promotion interventions with a culturally pertinent and transdisciplinary approach; behavior health analysis through the adherence to preventive and mitigation measures of COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccination. She also has experience in medical entomology, mainly with malaria vectors understanding the development of insecticide resistance, mosquito rearing, and freshwater entomology monitoring systems. In 2021 she collaborated in the “Rapid Ethnographic Assessment of Factors Influencing Vaccination against COVID-19”, a nationwide cross-sectional survey commissioned by the Ministry of Health and the Pan-American Health Organization aimed to inform the COVID-19 vaccine promotion campaign. Currently a researcher guest of the Unit of Medical Anthropology, of the Center for Health Studies in Guatemala, and part of the Institute of Inclusive Health. Her main interest is to contribute to building the most appropriate surveillance systems for resource-limited settings and transfer the necessary skills to healthcare workers to promote evidence-based decisions.