Antonieta Castro-Cosio, PhD, obtained her doctorate in Public and Urban Policy at The New School, in New York City. Her research areas include sustainable development policy, social-ecological resilience, and financial inclusion in low-income urban areas. She currently works for a think-tank in New York City doing research on financial inclusion in cities. Before obtaining PhD, she served as Director of the Sustainable Development Dialogue at the British Embassy in Mexico, funded by the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, monitoring projects in the areas of sustainable cities, governance for sustainable development, climate change and energy, natural resources management, and sustainable consumption and production. She holds a MSc. in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a BSc. In International Relations from Tec of Monterrey, and a specialization degree in Energy and Environmental Management and Policy from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO).