Mina Karasalo joined the CGIAR Advisory Services Secretariat in October 2020 as SPIA Officer. She has a background in environmental economics, development economics and health economic research. In her previous academic work she has explored development questions using geographically coded data and remote sensing techniques.

Mina is a Swedish national. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Stockholm University, Sweden, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from Uppsala University, Sweden. She speaks fluent English, Spanish and Swedish.