Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Erik Alejandro Mencos Contreras

(Staff Associate)


Org Code: 611

Mail Code: 611
New York, NY 10025


Brief Bio

Erik Mencos Contreras serves as Project Coordinator of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program (AgMIP). He supports the AgMIP Coordination Unit by working collaboratively with program managers, researchers, Columbia University finance officers, and sponsor agency officials on the overall financial management of the program, and by developing budgets and monitoring sponsor payments and project expenses. He also liaises with international partners at all levels of the program, including Regional Research Teams in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; Research Leaders in the U.S., Europe, and Australia; and the AgMIP Steering Council, comprised of internationally renowned experts in the field. Erik assists AgMIP research output by supporting the writing and editing of multi-author, peer-reviewed papers, as well as white papers, concept notes, and reports, including the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land. He also supports the organization and execution of multi-disciplinary workshops in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Erik has a Masters in Climate and Society from Columbia University and a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico.


Staff Officer of Research

Columbia University, Earth Institute - 2880 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

2019 - Present

Project Coordinator

Columbia University, Earth Institute - 2880 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

2014 - 2019


Master's in Climate and Society - Columbia University