Stephanye Zarama-Alvarado

Graduate Studies in Environmental Policy and Human Dimensions


Address: Department of Environmental Conservation, 160 Holdsworth Way, Holdsworth Hall, Rm. Lab 312B, Amherst, MA

Advisor: Timothy Randhir

Adaptive governance, sustainable peace and socio-environmental conflicts

My academic and professional experience, along with my growing up in a multicultural, biodiverse and developing country with a long-armed conflict history as Colombia, has led me to gain awareness on the necessity of understanding the broad spectrum of problems derives from the linkages between natural and social processes engaged in governance structures, conflicts and conservation. My training in biology (ecology), philosophy (biopolitics) and environmental studies (environmental policy and justice), has afforded me the opportunity of incorporating these perspectives into research on constructive socio-environmental conflict management towards sustainability in developing economies.


  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • William Fulbright Scholarship


M.Sc. in Biology/Ecology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany; Environmental Studies Certificate Program, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
B.Sc. in Biology, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
B.A. in Philosophy, Universidad del Valle, Colombia