I have a BSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and an MSc in Community Water Supply and Sanitation which I completed from Cranfield University in 2010. After then and for the past two and a half years now, I have undertaken consultancy / research based projects regarding urban/peri-urban water and sanitation with a focus on monitoring and evaluation, community participation and pro-poor financing. These topics in addition to sanitation markets and equity and inclusion, are where my main interests lie. I have significant experience in documenting research and have published a range of reports, discussion papers and articles for clients such as IWA, SHARE consortium, Trémolet Consulting and WSUP. My most recent publication is a discussion paper on sanitation surcharges as a possible way of raising revenue for low income communities in 5 African cities.
I am currently in India working with an NGO on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS). I am bilingual in Spanish and English, having been born and brought up in South America and Spain and completed my studies under the British Education System.