Project Team


Colombia, South America

ZooWise Research Fellow | South America

Dr Silva-Plata is a multi-disciplinary socio-environmental researcher and professional with more than seven years of experience and expertise in the global sustainability area.

She has experience working in research projects and tertiary education in sustainability and development-related fields in the University of Strathclyde (UK), Universidade Federal de Goiás (Brazil) and Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). In addition, she is an experienced project manager, and worked as the Co-ordinator of the Sustainability Office of the University of Strathclyde for more than three years.

She currently works as a Research Fellow in ZooWise. Catalina holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Universidad del Norte (Colombia), an MSc in Environmental Entrepreneurship and a PhD in Sustainability and Environmental Studies from the University of Strathclyde (UK).