Joselyne Nájera

Biography

  • 1988 Born in San José, Costa Rica
  • International consultant, lecturer and researcher

 

Education

  • Since 2018 PhD candidate at Leipzig University, Germany
  • 2014-2016 International SEPT MBA at Leipzig University. Dissertation: “Sustainability and Supply Chain Management: An analysis of barriers and enablers in the banana export sector of Costa Rica”. Abschluss mit Auszeichnung (Best Student Award)
  • 2013-2014 Project Management for Social Responsibility and Public-Private Partnerships Specialist at the University of Costa Rica (honorific distinction). Dissertation: “Development of a virtual platform for the promotion of a reading network in Costa Rica."
  • 2013 Electroencephalography & Neurofeedback Professional at Stens, United States of America
  • 2011-2012 Licentiate in Psychology at the University of Costa Rica (honorific distinction). Dissertation: “The effect of psychosocial acute stress on the processing of the verbal and visuospatial components of working memory in a sample of male university students"
  • 2006-2010 Bachelor in Psychology at the University of Costa Rica (honorific distinction)

 

Professional Experience

  • Since 2019 Coordinator, Small Enterprise Promotion Network (SEPneT), University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Since 2018 Regional Coordinator- Latin America, iN4iN, Germany
  • Since 2011 Independent International Business Consultant at Gestarse, for MNC, SMEs, public institutions, and international development cooperation agencies, located in Latin America, Europe and the United States
  • 2017-2018 Researcher & Lecturer, Laboratory of Experimental and Behavioral Economics of the Costa Rica Institute of Technology
  • 2017-2018 Coordinator of the E-Learning Commission, School of Business Administration at the Costa Rica Institute of Technology
  • 2017-2018 Lecturer, FUNDATEC, Costa Rica.
  • 2015 Collaborator, iN4iN, Germany
  • 2012-2017 Intermittent lecturer at the University of Costa Rica
  • 2013 Researcher, Neuroscience Research Center of the University of Costa Rica
  • 2011-2013 Assistant to the Regional Manager, Business for Social Responsibility, Latin America-United States
  • 2007-2012 Research assistant at the Neuroscience Research Center of the University of Costa Rica

 

Membership of professional bodies

  • International Association for Supply Chain Management -APICS
  • International Association of Innovation Professionals- IAOIP

 

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2016: Best Student Award of the International MBA SEPT Program 2014-2016
  • 2014: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst scholarship holder

 

Experience in Consultancy/Training Projects

  • “Elaboration of an indicators’ system for the monitoring of the Carbon Neutrality Country Program in Costa Rica”. For the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Climate Change Department of Costa Rica (DCC) - Gestarse, in 2018.
  • “Water and carbon footprint reduction in the banana sector”. For the World Banana Forum (WBF) of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – Gestarse, in 2016-2017.
  • “Promoting climate governance in the Costa Rican banana sector”. For the WBF, FAO & GIZ- Gestarse, in 2016-2017.
  • “Train-the-Trainers Program to foster SME development in Saudi Arabia”. For iN4iN, in 2015.
  • “Innovation week”. For iN4iN, in 2015.
  • “Mapping of the main carbon and water footprint sources across the global value chain (Latin America- Europe- USA)”. For a multinational food corporation with operations in Latin America, Europe and USA-Gestarse, in 2013.
  • “Development of the global water and carbon footprint database for the period 2007- 2013”. For a renowned multinational food corporation with operations in Latin America, Europe and USA- Gestarse, in 2013-2014.
  • “Development and implementation of an environmental management system”. For a renowned international liner shipping corporation- Gestarse, in 2013.
  • Elaboration of the Strategic Institutional Plan”. CPPCR- Gestarse, in 2013-014.
  • “Technical support in the fulfillment of the processes required by the Rain Forest Alliance certification in owned and third-party banana farms in Latin America”. For a multinational food corporation with operations in Latin America, Europe and USA- Gestarse, in 2013-2014.
  • “Technical support in the fulfillment of the processes required by the Pro Planet certification in owned and third-party banana farms in Latin America”. For a multinational food corporation with operations in Latin America, Europe and USA- Gestarse, in 2013-2014.
  • “Practical guide for measuring of the carbon footprint in Central America’s meat industry”. For GIZ- Gestarse, in 2013.
  • “Content and infrastructure website development”. For a wildlife reserve supported by multiple international stakeholders in the retail and food industry- Gestarse, in 2013.
  • “Social investment as a means of community development”. For a renowned multinational cement corporation- Gestarse, in 2013.
  • “Capacity building for the development of NAMAS (Acciones de Mitigación Apropiadas Nacionalmente)”. For GIZ- Gestarse, in 2012.

 

Publications

Nájera, J., Fornaguera, J., & Alexander, S. (2019). The effects of stress on working memory: Recommendations for occupational health. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Solís, M., Arzadun, P., Navarro, M., & Nájera, J. (2018). High quality input choice under uncertainty and ambiguity: An experimental economics approach to Costa Rica's coffee sector. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, 10 (5), 156-166.

Nájera, J. (2018). La fragilidad de la memoria: creencias falsas y memoria autobiográfica, una revisión preliminar. Universitas Psychologica, 17(4), 1-11.

Vallejo, L., Nájera, J., & Vallejo, M.A, (2017). Methodological Guide to Managing the Carbon Footprint in the Banana Industry. At the request of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit [GIZ] & Programa Acción Clima [DCC].

Nájera, J. (2017). Integration of small farmers into global value chains: Challenges and opportunities inside the current global demand. TEC Empresarial, 11(2), 7-16.

Nájera, J. (2016). Sustainability and Supply Chain Management: An Analysis of Barriers and Enablers in the Banana Export Sector of Costa Rica. Sacshen, Deutschland: Leipzig Universitaet.

Vallejo, M.A., Garnier, L.A., & Nájera, J. (2013). Methodological Guide to Managing the Carbon Footprint in the Meat Industry. At the request of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit [GIZ] & Programa Acción Clima [DCC].

Nájera, J. (2014). Protocolo de Estrés Psicosocial de Trier y su versión placebo. In T. Castelain & B. Marin, Psicología Experimental: Fundamentos y Protocolos Experimentales para el Estudio de Procesos Cognitivos (pp. 121-132). San José: Instituto de Investigaciones Psicológicas, Universidad de Costa Rica.

Nájera, J. (2012). El efecto del estrés agudo psicosocial en los componentes verbal y visuo-espacial de la memoria de trabajo en una muestra de estudiantes universitarios. San José: Universidad de Costa Rica.

Contact

Joselyne Nájera

International SEPT Program
Leipzig University
Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig
Germany

Tel:   +49-(0)341-9739762
Fax:  +49-(0)341-9739279
joselyne.najera-kayser(at)uni-leipzig.de