Marisil Naborre is a PhD candidate at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Royal Complutense College at Harvard University-RCC) Doctoral Program in Sustainability and Urban Renewal. She completed post-graduate work at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Research Fellow. She is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Center for Latin American Studies of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Services. Also, she is an adjunct professor in international project development in international project development at the Washington Center. She has extensive experience in international development in the areas of social development, environmental protection, sustainable urban renewal and international migration- as a result of her professional association with the Inter-American Development Bank.