N2N GoM Planning Committee

Dr. Zenon Medina-Cetina
Lead, N2N-GoM
PI, Yucatan Initiative Project
Associate Professor, Zachry Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University
President & Chair, Society for Underwater Technology in the U.S.

N2N-GoM interests: spatio-temporal risk assessment and management

Dr. Jack Baldauf
Co-Lead, Research Working Team

Senior Associate Vice President for Research, Texas A&M University
Professor, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University

N2N-GoM interests: Geological Oceanography: Paleoceanography, Biotic Response to Climate Variability

Dr. Kateryna Wowk
Lead, Research Working Team

Senior Research Scientist, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI), Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi

N2N-GoM interests: Coastal hazard risks and community resilience

Dr. Khalil Dirani
Co-Lead, Governance Working Team

Associate Professor, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University

N2N-GoM interests: Education and human development, talent management, leadership development

Ricardo Bello Bolio
PI-Mexico, Yucatan Initiative Project
General Director for Research and Innovation, Secretaría de Investigación, Innovación y Educación Superior del Gobierno del Estado de Yucatán (SIIES)

N2N-GoM interests: pedagogical, didactic development, planning and institutional evaluation, and management of organizations

Dr. Sharon Herzka
Lead, Governance Working Team
Research Professor, Ensenada’s Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE)

N2N-GoM interests: biological oceanography, ecosystem marine ecology

Luis Alberto Muñoz Ubando
Lead, Data Science Working Team
Chief Innovation Officer, Grupo Plenum
Vice President of Innovation, Higher Education & Emerging Technologies, National Chamber for Electronic, Telecommunications and Information Technology Industries (CANIETI)

N2N-GoM interests: artificial intelligence, robotics, computer vision

Victor Gutierrez Martinez
Co-Lead, Data Science Working Team
President, Grupo Plenum
President, Mexico’s Innovation Commission for the Confederation of Industrial Chambers (CONCAMIN)
President, Mexico’s Commission for Innovation and Technology at the National Business Consulting Council (CCE)

N2N-GoM interests: Business strategy, project management, strategic planning, team leadership

Alicia Navarrete Alonso
Coordinator for International Affairs, Secretaría de Investigación, Innovación y Educación Superior del Gobierno del Estado de Yucatán (SIIES)

N2N-GoM interests: International government programs and engagement

Araceli Lopez-Acosta
Lab Coordinator, Stochastic Geomechanics Laboratory (SGL)