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María Catalina Ochoa

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María Catalina Ochoa
Maria Catalina Ochoa is an Urban Transport Specialist at the World Bank’s Latin America and Caribbean region. A Colombian national, Catalina joined the World Bank in 2008, where she has worked in both transport and urban units, with programs in Latin America and East Asia. Catalina is moving forward the urban transport agenda through her involvement and management of different urban mobility, disaster risk management, travel demand management, slum upgrading, non motorized transport, transport planning, mass transit systems, and clean technologies related programs around the world. Before joining the Bank, Catalina worked at the World Resources Institute (WRI) in their transport program (EMBARQ) developing projects and analytical work to reduce pollution, improvement of public health, enhance mobility and affordability of urban transport, and creating safe, accessible and attractive urban public spaces. Catalina has also worked as an academic researcher in urban planning and Bus Rapid Transit projects, and as an engineering consultant in Colombia and the United States. Catalina holds master degrees in Urban Planning and in Civil Engineering with a focus in transportation from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Civil Engineering degree from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota.
 
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