Dr. Paloma Carton de Grammont joins the Water Institute as a Research Coordinator Dr. Paloma Carton de Grammont joined the Water Institute in September 2018, bringing over 15 years of experience coordinating interdisciplinary, multi-institutional and international teams that conduct research and develop policies in diverse topics of natural resource management and environmental change. Her professional experience spans academia, the public sector, and non-governmental organizations, both in the US and Mexico. Examples of this experience include her coordinating role in funding the regional, multi-institutional initiative in forest health (ProForest) and her contribution in the development of the Lake Erie and Lake Michigan Conservation Strategies. Paloma holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences and a Doctor’s degree in Geography, all earned at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She is also a UF Natural Resources Leadership Institute (NRLI) program alumna. As a Research Coordinator, Paloma will apply her interdisciplinary training, professional experience and facilitation skills to support the Water Institute research, extension, outreach and education programs. Her experience working in Latin America and fluency in Spanish and French equip her well to further the Institute’s mission in an international context.