María Zorrilla Ramos

María holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, a Master’s Degree in Regional Studies and a Doctorate in Political and Social Sciences. Since 1995 she has worked in the area of Environmental Policy in various positions in the public administration and since 2003 is a researcher and consultant on issues that link territory, environment and society. She has worked with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the German Development Cooperation Alliance (GIZ) and the Inter-American Development Bank ( IADB) in the design and analysis of public policies for adaptation to climate change and for issues related to biodiversity in national, state and regional processes. She has published on sustainability public policy issues mainly on soil conservation, environmental services, adaptation to climate change and biological diversity. In terms of teaching, she has participated with the University of the Environment (UMA) as a Master’s professor and in CATHALAC in the diploma on adaptation to climate change.  She is currently a researcher at the Transdisciplinary University Center for Sustainability (CENTRUS) of the Iberoamerican University.