SANDRA JUDITH VELARDE PAJARES
Economist, Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd)
Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, originally from Peru
Born and raised in Peru, Sandra’s curious mind and thirst for knowledge, has taken her to work in Italy, Kenya, Brazil, Peru, Australia and New Zealand. Her research interests are understanding innovation processes and scenario planning. At Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute) she focusses on developing adaptive governance approaches to decision-making. Sandra is completing a PhD at the Australian National University. She holds a MSc in Ecological Economics (University of Edinburgh) and BSc in Forest Sciences (Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina). Sandra enjoys travelling, meeting new people, water colours, marketing her family’s dog business, growing her own food, scuba-diving and advocating for women in leadership.