Environmental Psychology Program
Javier Otero Peña is a PhD student in Environmental Psychology from Caracas, Venezuela. He coordinates Events for the Digital Fellows and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) / Mapping Working Group. Besides his work with the GC Digital Fellows, Javier currently works as a research assistant for the PARCS study in the CUNY School for Public Health. His dissertation will study the contextual impacts of park renovations in New York City, and will involve a map analysis using GIS technologies, a mini-ethnography using Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) software, and natural language analysis of social media publications. Javier holds a Master in Environmental Policies and Sustainable Development, and taught a class on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean at the Paris Catholic University. He also worked as a consultant for the United Nations Environment Programme for three years.