Vanessa Copa-Torrez

PhD Student, Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Vanessa has a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and a Masters of Integrated Water Management with the International Water Centre at the University of Queensland. Vanessa worked as an environmental engineer for four years, across both the public and private sector in numerous community development projects in both urban and rural areas of Bolivia. She has also worked as the technical advisor to the Minister of Environment and Water of Bolivia, representing Bolivia at meetings with organisations such as the United Nations and World Bank.