Lorena Peñuela Cantor

Data Engineer

Lorena Peñuela Cantor, Data Engineer, is a Cadastral Engineer and Geodest with wide experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS),data management, software development, requirements gathering, business architecture design, and project management. Her work centers around using GIS-related spatial data, the integration of big data, and the visualization of complex modeling outputs.

Lorena graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Cadastral and Geodesy Engineering from the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas and has a master’s degree in information engineering from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.

Prior to joining The Water Institute, Lorena worked as a GIS Specialist in private and public companies focused on agriculture, transportation, environmental management, and software development on Bogotá, Colombia.

Lorena has participated in programs that encourage Colombian adolescent women to engage in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) programs, working to expand their vision of their future career possibilities, and she anticipates continuing to participate in such programs.