Senior Analyst Valentina Prado Brings International Background in LCA, S-ROI
We are delighted to welcome Valentina Prado, PhD, to her role as EarthShift Global’s newest Senior Analyst.
We are delighted to welcome Valentina Prado, PhD, to her role as EarthShift Global’s newest Senior Analyst. Her distinguished international research background and hands-on experience in life cycle assessment (LCA) and Sustainable-ROI make her an extremely valuable addition to our team, and a great resource for our clients.
Valentina gathered many unique perspectives on life cycle assessment through her master’s and doctoral work at Arizona State University’s Global Institute for Sustainability and as an assistant professor at the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She also brings strong expertise in developing tools that apply the principles of decision analysis to quantitative assessments during the LCA process.
“More data does not necessarily mean better decision making,” she explains. “As we improve our capacity to quantify, we also need to be careful of how we interpret and manage the increasing amount of information.”
In addition, Valentina cut her teeth on Sustainable Return on Investment (S-ROI) working with EarthShift Global’s predecessor company, helping to facilitate six workshops in Latin America. Her groundbreaking work in decision support will continue to evolve here, where we already employ many of her concepts to our studies.
Valentina is based in Pereira, Colombia, where she will help to expand EarthShift Global’s presence in Latin America and provide her insights and capabilities to local sustainability efforts.