Alejandra Has Arrived!

November 7, 2012

Dear Friends,

 Aleljandra Serrano, Mexico
 Alejandra Serrano of the Southeast office of CEMDA 

Alejandra Serrano arrived from Cancun this week for an ELAW Fellowship. She is working to permanently protect vital natural resources in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.

"I am excited to work with ELAW to protect Holbox Island and other threatened ecosystems in Yucatán," says Alejandra.

Alejandra runs the Southeast office of El Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA). She is working with local communities to establish Natural Protected Areas and set standards for sustainable fisheries. She earned her law degree at Panamericana University in Mexico City and has additional training in international environmental law and integrated watershed management. She has been with CEMDA since 2001. Her Fellowship is focused on building the capacity of CEMDA's Southeast office.

ELAW is thrilled to welcome Alejandra to Eugene. She joins ELAW Fellows Ana Lucia Maya from Colombia, Thuli Makama from Swaziland, and Emilio d'Cuire from Honduras who arrived earlier this year.

We look forward to collaborating with Alejandra and connecting her with the global ELAW network!

All the best,

Maggie Keenan
Communications Director
ELAW Fellows Program Coordinator
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

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