Academic Background

  • Ph.D in Geography
    Doctoral degree

    Clark University, Worcester (MA), USA. 2007

  • Master in City Planning, Environmental Policy and Planning
    Master degree

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (MA), USA. 1997

  • M.Sc in Economics
    Master degree

    Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. 1994

  • B.Sc. in Economics

    Bachelor degree

    Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. 1992


  • Sustainability

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Associate Professor at the School of Management with a Ph.D. in Geography (Clark University) and an MA in Urban Planning (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). She was a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Planetary Sciences (Stanford University) and has been a visiting professor at the Center for Food Security and the Environment at Stanford University. She teaches Social Responsibility at the undergraduate level, Sustainable Development at the MBA, and courses on global value chains at the MA and Ph.D. levels.



Research Interests

Her research focuses on the impact of globalisation on land use, with special emphasis on tropical agricultural commodities. She is currently working on understanding how companies make decisions about sustainability investments, and  on the impacts of such decisions on communities and ecosystems. She has over twenty years of experience in rural development and environmental conservation in Latin America.






            Course Code

Responsabilidad social ingles

ADMI 2106






Globalization and land-use change


Commodity value chains, eco-labeling and sustainability


Climate change and rural livelihoods: impacts and adaptation strategies