Mercedes Escobar

Consultant in Air Quality and Urbanism, WRI México

Bio

Mercedes is a Consultant in Air Quality and Urbanism for WRI México. She is responsible for the development of a methodological guide for Citizen-Science in Air Quality, topics to be further reproduced in other important areas. She also oversees the development of participatory performances to increase awareness regarding air pollution through visual and physical means, as well as the analysis of the relationship between air quality and urban development to identify solutions to problems. In addition, Mercedes collaborates in the identification of alternative methods for collection of information on pollutant emissions and their relationship with citizen habits.

Mercedes has a bachelor’s degree in urbanism from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She has also developed other studies related to spatial contradictions in urbanism by the Bauhaus University of Weimar, Germany. Furthermore, Mercedes participated as a panelist in the 2014 Liveable Cities conference in Guadalajara City.

In 2018, Mercedes joined GIZ as an intern at the Security Office. In 2016, she worked with the ministry of environment of Mexico City in the office for climate change mitigation and sustainable project development. Mercedes is keen on encouraging social participation and the use of art as a tool for urban development and the improvement of the social and environmental spheres.

In her free time, Mercedes enjoys learning and practicing arts such as watercolor, natural-ink extraction and signature ceramics. Also, she is keen on venturing into studies concerning creativity, neuroscience and emotions.

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