Career interests

Conservation, Payments for Ecosystem Services, Protected Areas, Land Use Change, Latin-America


Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Environmental Economics & Policy
Master of Science, September 2014
Imperial College, London
Concentration: Conservation Science
Bachelor of Science, June 2013
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Major: Biology


Nicholas Institute
Performing a literature review and constructing results chains using Mendeley and R and gathering survey data from India for a Catalyst Program on rural energy access under Drs. Lydia Olander and Marc Jeuland. January to May 2018 
Gathered evidence through a literature review to construct results chains for nitrogen fertilizer management practices under Dr. Lydia Olander. September to December 2017
Contributed to publications related to carbon footprint measurements, the sugar agroindustry, social impacts of mining in Mexico and improved cookstoves by constructing maps, translating documents, transcribing interviews and writing scientific papers, under Dr. Cynthia Armendariz Arnez. October 2010 to August 2017
Developed reports from literature reviews on payments for ecosystem services, community land tenure, land use change and sustainable desert crops for Prof. Irene Pisanty Baruch. May 2012 to January 2013

Additional information

Social Perceptions about the Effects of New Large-Scale Mining Practices on a Historic Mexican Mining Township. 2017. Alatorre-Troncoso, Armendáriz & Troncoso.
Working paper. Transcribed and coded interviews with community-members living in mining townships. Prepared a scientific paper for publication.
Mexico’s national payments for ecosystem services programme: in the wrong place at the right time. 2014. [].
Performed a gap analysis using QGis, designed and implemented a web survey for protected area managers, estimated costs of implementing PES in key locations.
Preliminary evaluation of the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) program in Cuatrociénegas, Coahuila. 2013. [].
Conducted and coded interviews with community leaders participating in PES, performed in situ verification and digital image processing.
Imperial College: Graduated with Merit from MSc (September 2014)
Imperial College: Awarded the Imperial College bursary for Masters’ thesis work (April 2014)
UNAM: Graduated with Honors from BSc (April 2014)