Environmental Psychology Program
Javier Otero Peña is a Venezuelan 2nd year student in Environmental Psychology. He coordinates Events for the Digital Fellows and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Working Group. He is currently involved in a research project to study the politicization of a public space in East Harlem through participatory art on a wall. He is also interested in exploring how the presence of public spaces in social media can transform the perception of these spaces and even become part of their identity; in other words, how the virtual space becomes an extension of the physical space. 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.