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Javier Otero Peña

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Javier Otero Peña obtained his PhD in Environmental Psychology in 2024. He currently is a research associate at the Center for Systems and Community Design of the CUNY School of Public Health, and a consultant for environmental sustainability projects.
Javier’s dissertation is titled “Park use, urban environmental justice, and place attachment in parks in low-income neighborhoods in New York City.”
Javier was the Student Advisor for the MS in Data Analysis and Visualization from 2020-2021. He was also a GC Digital Fellow from 2016-2020. In 2016, he took part in the CUNY-Humboldt University Summer School in Berlin, and in 2017 he participated in the Digital Humanities Research Institute in Victoria University, Canada. He was a Digital Humanities Research Institute Fellow in 2018-19, and received the Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant in 2017 and 2019.
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 studied Urban Planning and Management at UCV, and Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries (UNITAR).

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