I have an academic background in anthropology, economics, and international relations. Before starting the PhD, I worked for five years in a Multi-Lateral Development Bank. I have work experience in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. I am originally from Mexico. 


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    International Relations and International Economics, School of Advanced International Studies - Johns Hopkins University, 2009
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Economics and Anthropology, Stanford University, 2004


  • I am interested in property rights and the management of common pool resources. In my research I want to mix quantitative and qualitative methods for understanding the interactions between humans and environment across different scales. I am particularly

Research Topics

  • Human Dimensions of Global Change - Coupled Human and Natural Systems
fgaleana [at] umd.edu