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She holds a PhD in Geography. Studied the Cultural and Political Ecology of small-scale farmers in Puerto Rico.  Her research highlights community-based adaptations and engages the topic from a grassroots activism perspective. She has co-authored articles, book chapters and technical reports.  Her work and activism has been highlighted in local and international news outlets, including Democracy Now and the Guardian, she has received the EPA Environmental Champion Award, the ESF Graduate of Distinction Award, and directs the Institute for Agroecology in PR which supports small-scale agricultural projects in the Caribbean.

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Katia Avilés-Vázquez

Representative of the mechanism for civil society participation in the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development