Carina is Cities Director for México and Colombia. She is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Cities general strategy for WRI México and Colombia, which includes the intersection of urban development, urban mobility and transport, air quality and green infrastructure.

She has more than 10 years of professional experience in the public and private sector and in international organizations, including as National Deputy Secretary of Urban Development and Housing for Mexico, as well as Urban Development Director for the Tren Maya. She has coordinated and designed public policies and projects regarding urban development, housing, mobility and road safety at the local, subnational and national level. As an independent consultant and with the Transport Division at the Inter-American Development Bank, she has developed manuals, guides and courses for citizens and activists, as well as for public officers in topics such as mobility, participatory design and urban development. Currently she is a faculty member at Tec de Monterrey and formerly at Universidad Centro. She has been a guest lecturer at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Lastly, she has experience in cultural management in New York City, London and Mexico City, mainly in festivals and urban interventions in the public space.

Carina is an architect (honors) from Tec de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro. She holds an MSc in City Design and Social Science (distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has completed various courses related to urban land management at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Carina has published several articles and chapters on topics related to urban mobility, feminist urbanism, housing and urban development. Her most recent articles can be found in Vivienda, INFONAVIT, Nexos and Este País.

Carina is an urban cyclist and a promoter of gender equality in all areas of her life.