Mareny Cecilia Cortés Santiago was 26 years-old when she became a GOJoven Fellow. Her professional experience includes workings as an Assistant Director and Partner of HIDROLAB, a lab that performs chemical analysis of water, soil, food, and clinical specimens, and as a professor and president at the pre-university, associates level, teaching courses in science. Mareny has worked as an independent consultant for environmental organizations, including Ashoka Foundation to carry out environmental and public health projects. She has worked as a Country Representative for GOJoven in Mexico and an investigator on an HIV research project with the University of California, Berkeley and PHI. Mareny obtained her Bachelor’s in Environmental Chemical Engineering and a Master’s in Automation in Chemical Analytics with the support of the Summit Foundation and the Phone Foundation. Mareny works to create a stronger link between SSR, the environment, and the empowerment of women in public policy.
- Shanese PitzoldShanese Pitzold was an honor student in the Natural Resource Management program at the University of Belize. She has received a certificate of distinction from The Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music in London, and her professional experience includes working as an office assistant at NEMO an...