Gabriela Jimenez is originally from Venezuela and has been living in Canada for the last two years. She holds a B.S degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela, with focus on water treatment. She recently completed a Master’s degree in Development Practice from University of Winnipeg, Canada, with focus on Indigenous Development. She represented the Arctic Athabascan Council at the Model Arctic Council, held in Alaska, USA. Gabriela has hands-on experience in engineering projects for Oil & Gas Industry, as well as in programs for Indigenous Development in Manitoba. Currently she is working on an Evaluation and Monitoring Assessment for Partners for Engagement and Knowledge Exchange (PEKE) at First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM).
Gabriela will be undertaking a three-month internship under the supervision of Dr. Manzoor Qadir. Her main responsibilities will be collection and synthesis of information about unconventional water resources from online and published resources, and contribution to the study on the status and economics of SDG 6.3 achievement in countries with different levels of economies.