Cintya is a researcher and lecturer with expertise in urban and environmental studies, environmental management, and economics. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Environmental Studies from El Colegio de Mexico and a master’s degree in environmental management from Universidad Centroamericana “José Simeón Cañas” in El Salvador. She also has an undergraduate degree in Economics from the same university. She is committed to addressing complex environmental issues through an interdisciplinary approach.
Currently, she is a research professor of Global Change and Sustainability Laboratory at Instituto de Estudios Superiores “Rosario Castellanos”, where she focuses on climate governance in Central America, the role of institutions in decarbonization pathways in Latin America, and economic water security in Mexico. As a research fellow, she contributes to Carbon Removal Working Group for the Earth System Governance Community.
In the past, she has worked as an associated professor in Energy Program at El Colegio de Mexico and as an assistant project of the Water Security Observatory at the Center for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies (CEDUA) in the same institution.