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Ballesteros believes that SRC is an outstanding think tank and research centre on sustainability science on global concerns, such as climate change, patterns of consumption, poverty alleviation, women empowerment, among others.
She is enthusiastic to interact with researchers and peers from different disciplines to discuss ideas, exchange experiences and provide inputs to advance on financing development by taxing international transactions and air/maritime transportation of transatlantic routes.
Ballesteros holds a Bachelros degree in Environmental Sciences from European University of Madrid (Spain), and a Master in Environment; Socioeconomic and Human dimensions from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, with thesis research on Environmental taxation and incentives for nature conservation addressing ecosystem based measures to prevent wildfires on Mediterranean forests.
For the last 10 years, Ballesteros gained hands-on practical experience in Latin America and Caribbean, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Peru, designing and implementing sustainable development initiatives with NGO´s, the Spanish Development Cooperation Agency, and the last 4 years with UNDP. Ultimately, this has wired her to face the very reality of our planet's boundaries; human, social and environmental. Sshe became aware of complex adaptive systems and resilience thinking on the fact that a sound methodological foundation and holistic perspectives are needed to adequately address the challenges of humanity.
She is motivated to offer a reflexive analysis of environmental best practices and resilience assessment to overcome poverty, with gender sensitive and intercultural responsive approach.
She already considers continuing research on sustainability science at the PhD level.