San Juan, Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico
I have a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Urban-Territorial Planning. I am currently a master-level graduate student at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras. I continued my studies in Environmental Sciences, to integrate new knowledge and another perspective to my interdisciplinary professional career. Since 2009, I have worked diligently to promote sustainable development in Puerto Rico through education and advocacy planning. Throughout my research, my goal has been to contribute to the progress of sustainable strategies that allow an overall improvement of Puerto Rico. I am truly committed to the effective transfer of scientific research outside the academic environment, to use this science to support informed environmental advocacy and to find ways to live in harmony with the natural world around us. Leading by example, I want to create a path of opportunities for women interested in sciences and sustainability. I believe that education is a crucial tool to create a sustainable future for Puerto Rico and I am implementing this vision in my role as a mother to my one-year old daughter, Sarah. In the future, I would like to be an educator in the field of sustainability, and work hand in hand with trainees to implement projects of social-technical approach.