Gabriela Meyer has a Ph.D. in water resources and environmental engineering from the University of California at Davis and over 30 years of experience working on implementation research and project management in Mexico, Bolivia and the USA. Dr. Meyer has expertise applying mathematical and statistical tools to better understand the impacts of climate change and anthropogenic-induced changes on aquatic ecosystems. Over the past 20 years, she has worked closely with various grassroots community- and education-based organizations on natural resources management and conservation programs, promoting sustainable engineering approaches for adapting to and/or mitigating the effects of a changing climate in developing countries.
Dr. Meyer will serve as the principal translator for the project and also will support the technical, cultural and educational aspects of the project. Dr. Meyer’s fluency in Spanish, background in technical translation and understanding of the cultural dimensions has been instrumental in project preparations and will be important for the continued clear communications among our Colombian partners and our project team. Her analytical and educational skills will contribute to the long term sustainability of the project.