Dr. Susana Arrechea holds a PhD and masters degree in Nano-science and Nanotechnology from the University of Castilla—La Mancha (UCLM), Toledo, Spain, and a bachelors in chemical engineering from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala (USAC), where she is currently a researcher at the engineering faculty. In 2011 she received a fellowship through the Carolina Foundation to research novel materials for third generation solar cells at the Institute of Nano-science, Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Castilla—La Mancha. She has co-authored more than five publications on chemistry, photovoltaics and nanotechnology. In 2014 she was awarded a fellowship by the Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program, led by Dr. Daniel M Kammen and Dr. Sergio Pacca, in the Renewable Energy group. Fulbright NEXUS brought together 20 researchers from the United States, Brazil and other Western Hemisphere nations, for a two-year program of seminar meetings and multidisciplinary research. In 2015 Susana joined the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) at the University of California, Berkeley to research sustainable isolated microgrids in Latin America as part of the Fulbright NEXUS exchange experience. She is now developing projects connecting Guatemala and Berkeley through sustainability research, including the promotion of renewable energy, nano- and convergent technologies, resilient cities, waste management, and inquiry-based education in science and technology.