Dr. Patricia Pérez-Belmont

Executive Director

Trained as a biologist, with an MSc in Biological Sciences, and a PhD in Sustainability Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Her research focuses on understanding agricultural change processes in urban contexts, by understanding decision-making processes that result in the prevalence or abandonment of agriculture practices and the associated effects on urban resilience and sustainability. Patricia has experience designing and coordinating projects from civil society and the private sector on issues related to citizen science, environmental monitoring of aquatic socio-ecosystems and implementation of sustainable productive activities for conservation; she has also collaborated as a consultant on projects at the government level and academics thanks to her experience in the use of inter- and transdisciplinary participatory tools and methodologies for research and design of public policies in socio-economic systems. As part of his career and vocational training, she has devoted herself to teaching at the baccalaureate and bachelor's level at the UNAM Faculty of Sciences. Patricia has scientific and outreach publications, has participated in both national and international congresses and has participated as associate editor for a special issue of the Journal of Freshwater Science. She was invited by the U.S. Department of State through the U.S. Embassy's Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs in Mexico to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program, Environmental Engagement and the Economy for her work and experience working with civil society on conservation issues.