Ana specializes in microfinance and small business operations with more than 10 years of experience providing training, technical assistance, research, marketing and communications services to financial institutions and microfinance networks in Mexico and to non-profit energy associations in Canada.
She has a B.A. (Hons) in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and a M.Sc. in Sustainable Energy Development from the University of Calgary. She completed a Master's Degree Research Project entitled: "Assessing Energy Consumer Behavior for the Healthy Homes Calgary Program", conducted on 40 homes in the City of Calgary. She found the HHCP might help the city to achieve its goals to reduce energy and water consumption and to reduce the GHG emissions in the atmosphere.
After graduating, Ana worked at the University of Calgary helping other researchers to build a Transparency Index for the oil and gas Industry.
At DEC, Ana is the manager of the annual Green Energy Doors Open and coordinates communications with industry stakeholders and our members. She produces the monthly DEC Newsletters and manages our membership to ensure that DEC is up to date with industry issues and interests.