Kelly Meza Prado
Kelly Meza Prado works at the intersection of environmental economics and public health, with a focus on water management. While she works as an instructional assistant for a community college in California, she is also focused on writing academic papers summarizing her work in watershed conservation in Latin America. Kelly is a native of the Peruvian Andes, and this background has contributed to her passion for environmental conservation that is targeted at improving human health. She has supported the identification of priority conservation and restoration areas aimed at improving water quality and quantity in 5 Latin American countries. Previously she has worked at the Natural Capital Project and the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Kelly has been awarded the Davis Project for Peace, Hawkinson Fund for Peace and Justice, and Global Rotary Scholarship. Kelly holds a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies and a Master of Science in Public Health (environment and health focus) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.