Paola Velasco Herrejon is a PhD Researcher at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge. Her work focuses on indigenous peoples led participation in wind energy planning. Her previous experience includes working at the Women's National Institute in Mexico, the United Nations Development Programme, and as Corporate Social Responsibility coordinator of a mining and energy firm. She is currently Teaching Assistant of the paper Business, Government and Technology in Emerging Markets at the Cambridge Judge Business School. She also supervises undergraduate students at the Department of Sociology, and is a tutor of sustainability and economics subjects in summer academic programs held at the University of Cambridge. Paola earned her Gender and Development MA as a CONACYT scholar at the Institute of Development Studies based at the University of Sussex.