Board Member (June 2013 – present)
Miriam is the current elected president of Global Water Watch, Inc. She earned a bachelor degree in biology from the Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, MX. Early in her career she studied the presence of enteric pathogens in fish. She has a M.Sc. in Ecology and Natural Resources management from the Institute of Ecology (INECOL), Veracruz, MX. and a M. Sc. in Biology from the University of Missouri in Saint Louis, U.S. While conducting her graduate studies, she investigated the influence of land use on the characteristics of rivers and their communities, and volunteered for the University of Georgia project Adopt-a-Stream in La Selva Biological Station, in Costa Rica.
She worked for the Federal Commission of Electricity in Mexico, assessing the state of rivers with hydroelectric potential; and worked for INECOL in the development or evaluation of the water component in development projects.
Since 2005 she collaborates with the Global Water Watch program as a monitor and trainer and coordinating initiatives for the formation of community monitoring networks. She currently chairs the Global Water Watch Mexico, AC.