Postdoctoral Fellow

Lissel Hernandez-Gongora has worked as a researcher and practitioner in rural development for the past 12 years. She is currently a Mitacs Elevate Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Guelph, in partnership with the Rural Ontario Institute. Lissel has a PhD in Rural Studies from the University of Guelph, where she conducted research assessing the quality of governance in a climate change mitigation mechanism in the forest sector. Her work experience as an official of the state and municipal governments in Quintana Roo (Mexico) includes developing rural policy, managing programs for sustainable use of natural resources and promoting capacity development in rural communities.