Isabel is a geographer with an M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences based in Peru, with more than 20 years of experience in consulting and development of socio-environmental projects in the mining, energy, and transportation industries. As an Environmental Studies Lead, she is responsible for the assessment of socio-environmental impacts for Environmental Management Instruments, in particular Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and their modifications. She also serves as Project Manager of the detailed EIA for the Zafranal Project of Compañía Minera Zafranal in Peru.
Her work has involved private and public sector clients at the municipal, provincial, and international levels, providing high-level environmental and social consultation. Isabel has experience as Director of the Directorate for the Evaluation of Environmental Studies for Infrastructure Projects (DEIN), Director of the National Environmental Certification Service for Sustainable Investments (SENACE) and previously, as Advisor to the Executive Presidency of SENACE.
Some of the key projects where she has participated as a Socio-Environmental Advisor are:
- The Environmental Impact Study of the Las Bambas Mining Project of Xstrata Tintaya (today MMG) in Apurimac, Peru and,
- The Modification of the Environmental Impact Study of the Lagunas Norte Mining Project of Barrick Misquichilca (today Minera Boroo Misquichilca) in La Libertad, Peru.
As a Project Manager, she worked for:
- Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde in the Cerro Verde Mining Unit in Arequipa, Peru and,
- Xstrata Tintaya (today Compañía Minera Antapaccay) for the Antapaccay Tintaya Expansion Project, Coroccohuayco Integration in Cusco, Peru.
Isabel holds a degree in Geography from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and an M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina in Peru. In addition, she is a recognized professor for several academic programs on Environmental Impact Assessment and Evaluation at universities in Peru.