Maria Ortiz brings to 100 Resilient Cities experience in public education, community outreach, and urban planning from her work in both Mexico and the US.
Prior to joining 100 Resilient Cities, Maria worked at the New York City Department of Sanitation at the Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability managing city-wide training and recycling programs for electronics, textiles and organic waste. She also worked at the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation in the Sustainability Initiatives Office which created a waste audit and recycling outreach program in Northern Manhattan Parks.
In her native Mexico City, she developed an exhibit on Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development which is currently on permanent display at the Interactive Museum of Economics.
Maria also holds a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
Maria is completing a Masters in Urban Informatics from NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP).