Maria Colmenares, BSc


Environmental Engineer with a strong interest in climate policy earth sciences, and evironmental economics. Has developed an interest in critical infrastructure and climate risk assessment during the current year performing as research assisstant at the IVM in the Water and Climate Risk department in the CoClico and MIRACA projects. Has participated in several and varied research groups including an internship at the Research Center for Environmental Engineering CIIA and participated in the Center for Sewage and Water Studies CIACUA at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Performed as a Consultant for a firm dedicated to certification in sustainable palm oil producers in South and Central America, and as a sustainability Analyst for a manufacturing firm in Bogota.


Year Programme University
2022-now    MSc Earth Sciences: Global Environmental change and Policy    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2016-2021 B.E Environmental Engineering Universidad de los Andes, Bogota

Working Experience

Year Job Title Place
2023-now Research assistant Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2022-2023    Consultant    NES Naturaleza, Bogota
2021-2022    Sustainability Analyst Industrias Spring, Bogota

Research projects

Year Project Role Funder
2023-now    MIRACA    Research Assistant    HORIZON-MISS-2021-CLIMA-02-03