2023 Mentor: Melania Guerra
Director of Science Strategy at Planet
Region: Central America
Field: Climate Policy, Earth Observations, Remote Sensing
Profile: Melania Guerra is the Director of Science Strategy at Planet, a public benefit corporation that designs, builds and operates a constellation of over 200 earth observation satellites that image the entire planet on a near daily basis at 3-4 meter resolution. Previously, she was part of the Costa Rican diplomatic delegations in multilateral climate and ocean negotiations and an adjunct professor of climate governance at the UN University for Peace. Melania holds a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, a Master's and PhD in Oceanography and a Master's in Public Policy.