Nastenka Calle Delgado has been the Program Manager of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) at Simon Fraser University since 2010. Motivating students, faculty and the public to act on climate solutions is a key driver behind her work, with a focus on educational and outreach programs that help build knowledge and inspire advances in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Currently, she is supporting the planning of SFU's Climate Action Plan in an advisory role. She brings eight years of experience working in environmental planning with the City of Guayaquil from her native country Ecuador. She has also served as co-author in peer-reviewed articles on topics related to chemical pollution and wrote two letters concerning the impact of fossil fuel developments and climate change published in the journal Science. She holds a Master of Science in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Sciences in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Orleans. She obtained her bachelor degree in Geological Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Ecuador.