Maria comes from a biology background with experience with participatory processes for conservation and natural resource management in her country, Colombia. She finished a joint MSc in `Sustainable International Agriculture´ from the University of Göttingen and Kassel, were she worked with pastoralits in Mozanbique.
Maria is a PhD Candidate with a research interest in the field of communication and a focus on learning, action and knowledge. She is currently working with two farmer groups within her doctoral research project in Nakuru, Kenya. She is interested in participatory action research methods to facilitate the co-creation of knowledge for change