Quito, Ecuador – Latin America
Carolina Zambrano-Barragán is the National Representative for Avina Foundation in Ecuador and a Professor at the Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar’s Graduate Programme on Climate Change. Prior to joining Avina, Carolina was Metropolitan Director of Environmental Policy and Planning for the City of Quito and previously served as Undersecretary of Climate Change at the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador. She has also carried out several consulting and research initiatives on environmental policy and climate change around the world–from the Galapagos Islands to the Cordillera Blanca (Peru) and Madagascar–always keeping a strong focus on the integration of local, national and international climate change initiatives with human development and biodiversity conservation. Carolina earned a degree in Biology from Ecuador’s Catholic University and holds a Master’s degree on Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.