Victoria Ramenzoni, Ph.D.
Victoria C. Ramenzoni is an Associate Research Scientist for the Socioeconomics Group and is the International Engagement and Operations Officer at Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Originally from Argentina, Victoria is an environmental anthropologist specialized in human behavioral ecology, decision-making, coastal adaptation, and mixed methods approaches. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Georgia and a BA in Anthropology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. During her professional career, Victoria conducted extensive fieldwork in Eastern Indonesia, Latin America, and in the US. Victoria focuses on the study of how socio-ecological factors shape human adaptation, including the impact of environmental uncertainty in decisions about resource use and household nutrition. She received an Elinor Ostrom’s Fellowship for Practice of The Commons from the Foundation for Ecological Security, along with several other fellowships and awards such as the prestigious Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Over the next two years, Victoria will be working in the development of a new framework for Social Impact Assessment of Oil and Gas Activities among coastal communities of Texas and Louisiana (NAS Exploratory Grant). Among other projects related to ecosystem services, indicator development, and modeling, she is also actively involved in HRI’s research efforts in Cuba and Mexico, helping to consolidate a new understanding of the Gulf of Mexico’s marine environments through scientific collaboration. Victoria is strongly committed to applied work, having a robust skillset in community participation, science communication, and policy.