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Doctoral Student
Date of Enrolment
October 1, 2017
Primary Advisor
Alexandros Gasparatos
Denise holds an Master in Development Studies with focus on Sustainable Development, from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland (IHEID); and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from the Private University of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (UPSA).

Prior to her graduate studies, Denise worked in the energy sector in Bolivia, in areas related to information systems, supply chain management, and corporate governance.
Research Title
Transition to Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Bolivia: Assessing impacts, barriers and success factors (tentative)
Reserch Keywords
Waste Management, Sustainability, Circular Economy, Green Economy
Research Interests
Denise's research and career interests are on green businesses, urban ecology, waste management, and the role that the informal sector and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can play in contributing to the sustainable development of cities in the developing world. Her current PhD research focuses on the assessment of the barriers and factors of success of sustainable waste management in Bolivia.