Carla completed her Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Graduate Studies in Law in 2019. Her doctoral thesis, directed by CELGS’s professors Heather McLeod-Kilmurray and Nathalie Chalifour, explored the role law can play in the transition from the current economic-growth-based society to one based on ecological justice. In April 2020, Edward Elgar published The Lens of Ecological Law: A Look at Mining, based on this research (https://www.elgaronline.com/view/9781839102127.xml). Previously, Carla studied law at ITAM in her native Mexico, received an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and worked for twenty years on environmental law and policy in different contexts. She is currently an independent researcher and aspiring self-sufficiency farmer.