Maina Martir-Torres, PhD

Climate Change and Biodiversity Specialist

Dr. Maina Martir-Torres joined the U.S. Agency for International Development in 2013 as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow, assigned to the Peru Mission. While in Peru, Dr. Martir-Torres has served as the technical expert on illegal gold mining issues with a focus on the environmental degradation. In addition, she serves as the Agreement Officer Representative for the USAID-funded project “The Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation.” Before joining USAID, Dr. Martir-Torres worked for the U.S. Department of State supporting trade-related environmental cooperation programs in Latin America and Asia. She holds a Ph.D. in Soil Science and Biochemistry from Penn State University.