Amanda Martinez Reyes
Amanda Martinez Reyes is a PhD researcher working on just and low-carbon transitions in Technology Policy and Management at TUDelft since 2020. She works at the Organization and Governance (O&G) Section of the Multi-Actor System (MAS) Department and is a member of the Energy Transition Lab. Amanda holds a master’s degree in Energy Science and Technology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and a bachelors’ degree in Nanotechnology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She has performed research in decision-making under uncertainty, social perception of geothermal energy, and interdisciplinary (economic, social, technological, and environmental) assessment of renewable energy projects with local applications. Her collaboration network expands across Latin America, North America, Europe, and Asia.
In her PhD, Amanda studies with whose participation, what interventions, what capacities, and under which pathways would a carbon-intensive region shift toward low-carbon and just futures. As part of her PhD, Amanda is a member and co-lead at the consortium Tipping Plus, a H2020 project, in which researchers and societal organizations analyze 20+ regions across the world. She studies the role of diverse stakeholders and governance institutions in the shaping of just energy transitions at a regional level. When analyzing alternative energy pathways, Amanda includes the perceptions of energy justice, local needs, and opportunities. She then, draws future scenarios and pathways with the participation of stakeholders.
Amanda likes dancing everything, outdoor sports, playing folk music with the guitar, eating sour food, being around animals, and contemplating the ocean.