British Queen celebrates


María Isabel Amorín has been awarded the 2024 Chevening Alumni of the Year for her exceptional contributions to sustainable development projects.

The prestigious award was presented to her in London alongside other notable alumni.

Amorín developed a groundbreaking technology that specializes in producing biopolymer from shrimp shell waste, which is used for wastewater treatment. Her work exemplifies a commitment to creating a circular economy around seafood waste and addressing environmental challenges.

Amorín earned her MSc in Material Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh in 2020 through the Chevening Scholarships Programme. Her innovative technology has garnered recognition from esteemed institutions such as the University of Edinburgh and the US Department of State. Her startup has won numerous awards in pitch competitions and accelerator programs for its sustainable solutions.

Chevening is the UK Government’s global scholarship program, offering future leaders the opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are granted to outstanding professionals worldwide to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

For more information, visit Chevening Guatemala.