Juan Diego is a PhD student in the Institute of Resource Environment and Sustainability (IRES) working under the supervision of Dr. Navin Ramankutty. His research is aimed at understanding how access to food is shaped by income/expenditure inequality, illustrating the disparities among and within countries in the past decades.

He holds a B.Sc in Biology and a B.Eng in Industrial Engineering for the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. His previous work and research has focused broadly on environmental sustainability issues and evolutionary biology, with experience in teaching, the Colombian biological collections information system management and renewable energies consulting for Latin America.