Marco is a Graduate Research Assistant from Guatemala. He graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He also holds a MBA in Business Administration and an MSc. in Structures. He has been working as a tenured professor at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala for 18 years teaching courses related to structures, economics applied for engineering, and project management. He has been working on his own construction company for 19 years and as a structural advisor for 6 years. In 2022, Marco was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in Engineering with a concentration in Resilient Infrastructure at the University of Georgia. His research, under the direction of Dr. Felix Santiago-Collazo, will be related to the combination and interaction between Natural Nature Based Solutions (NNBS) and Structural Solutions to manage the risk of floods with the objective to evaluate and improve infrastructure resilience.