PROFILE

Bio

I am an experienced GIS analyst with a background in geo-informatics, agronomy, hydrology, and soil sciences. I graduated in 2009 as an engineer in agricultural sciences, and join the GIS lab of the University of San Carlos de Guatemala, where I developed my skills and knowledge. In 2013, I obtained an M.Sc. in Geo-informatics in the ITC Faculty of the University of Twente. Currently, I am in the last stage for completing a PhD in the field of geo-information processing in smart cities. During the last 10 years, I have trained people in the use of GIS in de disciplines of land administration, and environmental engineering. I have supported researchers in the application of spatial analysis, and remote sensing in the fields of forestry, hydrology and environmental engineering. I am a person with a strong sense of responsibility and I always have shown dedication in my previous jobs, which include GIS consultant, lecturer, researcher, and project assistant.


Work & Experience

Guest Lecturer |CuriousU Summer School, University of Twente  (2015, 2016, 2017)

Smart Cities Consultant | DHV Consultants Guatemala S.A.  (Jan-2016 – May 2016)

Research Assistant as GIS expert | Project Sustainability indicators to reduce the vulnerability of losing crops in the Torja basin, Guatemala (May 2011 to Aug-2011)

Research Assistant as GIS and soils expert | Project Identification of Recharge zones and water quality monitoring in the Taco and Shusho basins, Guatemala  (May-2010 – May 2011)

GIS Consultant for a water information system | ASORECH, Guatemala (Oct-2010  to Jan-2011)

Project Manager Assistant | Land Cover Map 2010 Project, Guatemala  (Oct-2010 to Dec-2010)

GIS Consultant for a land information systems | La Fragua Farmers Association (2009)

GIS, SDI, & Data Management Lecturer | University of San Carlos de Guatemala,  (Jan-2008 to Sep-2011)

GIS Analyst & Consultant | SIGCUNORI, Guatemala (Jan-2008 to Sep-2011)

GIS / Photogrammetry Instructor | Diploma course in Geomatics. University of San Carlos de Guatemala (2008)

GIS Instructor | SIGCUNORI, Guatemala, (Oct-2007 to Dec- 2007)


Education

  • 2018 | ITC, University of Twente, Ph.D. Candidate

Last-year Ph.D. candidate in the Geo-Information Processing department. Topic: Exploitation of big data from sensor networks for the collaborative development of smart cities.

  • 2013 | ITC, University of Twente, M.Sc. Geoinformatics

Master of Science in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, in the domain of Geoinformatics (cum laude).

  • 2009 | University of San Carlos de Guatemala, B.Sc. Agronomy

Bachelor in Agronomy (5-year engineering program) at the National University of Guatemala.


More

In 2014, I created GIP rePUBlic, a Ph.D. club in my faculty. Together, we organized intellectual activities to promote cohesion among Ph.D. candidates. I also was part of the board of pITCom, the Ph.D. association of the faculty of Twente, as a result, I published my negotiation and communication skills.

I like running. Currently,  I prefer long-distance runner. In 2016, I ran the Amsterdam marathon and in 2017 the Enschede Half-marathon. I have also participated with my team in several editions of the Batavierenrace. Among other things, I like copperplate calligraphy and classic poetry.