Dr Myriam Amezcua Allieri
Research scientist, Mexican Petroleum Institute, Mexico.
Myriam Amezcua Allieri is research scientist at the Mexican Petroleum Institute. She received her B. Sc. in Biology (first class honours) from UNAM, where she was awarded an outstanding Student Diploma for her final grade of 10, the Gabino Barreda Medal (which is awarded to the best student equivalent to 1st class), and Honorific Recommendation in her professional examination for her research thesis. She obtained her Master in Science Degree (Environmental Engineering) from IPN. In 2000 she won two complementary scholarships (one from the Mexican Government and one from The University of Birmingham, UK) to take her Ph. D. in Geography and Environmental Sciences (honours) at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham. Her research areas focus on environment and energy, including the impact of petroleum industry, remediation, environmental risk assessment, and recently, she is working on the development and adaptation of biofuel production technologies, as well as environmental impacts of shale gas/oil. For making significant contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge, she received from the Elsevier Foundation and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), formerly TWOWS, the Award for Young Women Scientists in Biology for the Latin America and Caribbean region for 2010. Nowadays Dr. Amezcua is a fellow of Leadership for Environment and Development Program (LEAD), a world-class training curriculum that gives emerging leaders the skills, knowledge and network of contacts to bring about transformational change for a sustainable future.
Dr. Amezcua spoke about the impact of petroleum industry on the environment in Mexico at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013.