Stefanie is a Research Associate in the Climate Resilience Practice (CRP) within WRI's Center for Equitable Development. Stefanie co-develops technical guidance, information and tools to help national and subnational decision-makers plan for and implement climate adaptation and resilience. Currently, she is involved in projects related to Nature-based Solutions, Locally Led Adaptation, and supporting long-term adaptation planning strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Her recent work at WRI includes designing case studies and recommendations on how to integrate adaptation into health systems and coastal resilience, as well as technical assistance to Costa Rica's coffee sector. She has also conducted analysis of adaptation tools and user needs, and research on transformative adaptation and climate change uncertainty. Additionally, she helped develop the PREPdata online platform.

Prior to WRI, Stefanie worked at the global Indigenous grassroots organization Land is Life. Stefanie grew up in Mexico and has an M.A. in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University, specializing in climate resilience and sustainable cities.

She holds a B.A. from NYU in Global Liberal Studies: Politics, Human Rights & Economic Development with a minor in Latin American Studies.

Stefanie is passionate about languages and experiencing new cultures. She is also an avid reader, particularly of all things connected to behavioral economics and the circular economy.