Carmen Luisa Coya – van Duijn is a media relations consultant with over 30 years serving in the arenas like Public Relations, Broadcast TV & Radio production. Coya-van Duijn has collaborated on projects for clients such as MTV Networks (Latin, North American and Europe), P&G, Coca Cola, Ebony Magazine, National Alliance for Hispanic Health, Atlanta Visitors’ Convention Bureau, National Society of High School Scholars, United States Tennis Association and The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for nonviolent social change. Prior to launching Effective Media Group in 2006, Carmen served as Public Relations Specialist for AARP State of Florida based in their Miami office. She collaborated with the national launch of “Segunda Juventud,” AARP’s first Spanish publication and produced AARP Florida’s first 30-minute weekly television show, which aired on PBS. Carmen’s media experience includes serving as one of the launch producers for MTV Networks Latin America, where she worked on “Maná Unplugged,” which earned a Grammy and three Latin Grammy Awards. She has worked as a video editor for “Through the Eyes of Andrew,” a National Emmy Award-winning documentary for FOX affiliate WSVN. As Executive Producer, Carmen has assisted in the launch of Pan American Sports Network, a 24-hour sports channel broadcast in Latin America and the Caribbean. Coya-van Duijn worked on documentaries that chronicled the lives of sports legends like Tiger Woods, Venus and Serena Williams, Maradona, and Pele and that were enjoyed by millions from Mexico to Brazil, and to the farthest reach in Argentina. Coya-van Duijn is also noted for her work on projects like Formula One, Wimbledon, World Cup Qualifiers, The World Cup, CONCACAF, Masters, U.S. Open, World Series, World of Rugby, and Extreme Sports.
Carmen received her er bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Florida International University and a canonical one in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome Italy. She also has earned her Master in Arts and Religion in Theology from Liberty University as well as her Master’s in Divinity in Theological Studies. Ultimately her goal is to earn her PhD in Theology from the prestigious Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Coya-van Duijn is member of GALAJ (Georgia Association of Latin American Journalists), National Latina Business Women Association, GALEO (Georgia Association of Elected Latino Officials), National Academy of the Arts and Sciences, member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and past member of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is a permanently professed Lay of the Order of Preachers of the Minerva group in Rome, Italy. She is fluent in both English and Spanish as well as conversant in Italian. She understands Portuguese and French. Carmen has academic knowledge of Latin, Greek, and Hebrew and for fun she is currently learning Dutch.
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