Adriana Zuniga, Ph.D.

Adriana Zuniga has a background in architecture and expertise in neighborhood design and environmental sciences. She studies human-landscape interactions in urban environments and works with stakeholders and community partners to answer questions related to water security, public health, urban resilience, and environmental justice, by focusing on greenspace/green infrastructure. Her scholarly work is demonstrated in 50+ publications and she has presented her research in 70+ public presentations in many countries. Her work has attracted the attention of the media and has been featured in 20+ media outlets. She has received 15+ awards/distinctions, including the 2018 Best Paper Award for Water International.

Adriana is originally from Monterrey, Mexico. She did her undergraduate studies on architecture at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) in Monterrey. She worked as an architectural designer in Mexico for several years. She holds two advanced degrees from the University of Arizona: a master of architecture degree with a concentration in design and energy conservation, and a doctoral degree in arid lands resource sciences with a minor in global change.