Lorena Peñuela Cantor

Geospatial Analyst

Lorena Peñuela Cantor, Geospatial Analyst, is a Cadastral Engineer and Geodest with more than six years of experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), where she has built knowledge in 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.

Cantor graduated with a bachelor’s degree as a Cadastral and Geodesy Engineer from the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, received certification as Specialist in Systems of Geographic Information from the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, and is pursuing a master’s degree in Information Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.

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

Cantor 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.