Maria Fernandez is a Research Fellow at the National Center for Digital Government at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her professional interest lays at the intersection of international cooperation, sustainable development, clean energy, and climate change adaption. She holds an MSc. on Natural Resources Conservation from the National University (Costa Rica) and a dual MBA/MPP with an emphasis on finance and international development from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Maria is an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow and a One Energy scholar.