Diana Ruiz

Science Officer, CCCCC

Diana Ruiz

Science Officer, CCCCC

Biography

Diana currently serves as a Science Officer at the CCCCC with her main focus on building the knowledge and capacity of local individuals in the Caribbean region. This is achieved by the provision of training workshops in climate monitoring tools that are developed by Centre in partnership with key stakeholders. An integral component of Diana’s work is to dialogue with senior level decision makers to secure the integration of climate resilience into national decision- making processes.

Diana is a native of Cayo, Belize. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Belize, where throughout her tenure, she has volunteered and participated in several environmental related initiatives. She was instrumental in the revitalization of the University’s Environmental Club which is still active today. Diana’s first professional experience was working at a local community based organization in rural Belize where she worked alongside community members and conservation professionals in the area.

She then started working at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), located in Belize, as a research assistant. Recognizing the impact of climate change in the Caribbean, she later pursued a Master’s Degree in Natural Resource Management with an emphasis in Climate Change from the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) based at the University of the West Indies in Barbados.

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