Mara Torres Pinedo

About me:

Mara Torres Pinedo is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London. Her research focuses on how different individual attributes such as gender, migration status, and further socio-economic and risk perception characteristics, drive people’s institutional network connectivity to prepare, cope, and recover from disasters. Before starting her Ph.D., Mara achieved an MSc in Risk, Disaster and Resilience at UCL and a BA in International Relations. Before coming to the
UK to pursue her postgraduate studies, Mara worked as a Development practitioner for over 9 years in her natal Mexico, as well as in Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras and the US.

I am interested in the following geographical area(s):

Western Hemisphere
Central America, Mexico, North America, Southern Cone

Components of the GCRF I am interested in:

Sustainable Economies and Societies (resilience and action on short-term environmental shocks and long-term environmental change, sustainable cities and communities)
Human Rights, Good Governance and Social Justice
(understand and respond effectively to forced displacement and multiple refugee crises,
reduce conflict and promote peace, justice and humanitarian action; reduce poverty and inequality, including gender inequalities).