Executive Director, Causa Natura, Mexico
My area of professional development have been in public policy in the environmental, forestry and fishing fields. I have a Phd and Master in Science in Environment and Development Studies from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of International Relations from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. I have nearly 20 years of experience working in design, analysis and advocacy in public policies in both civil and government institutions. I have been Director of Public Policy in Comunidad y Biodiversidad A.C., Director of Research in Public Policy and Institutional Analysis of the National Institute of Ecology, and Advisor to the Undersecretariat of Natural Resources of SEMARNAP. I received the National Prize for Social Research and Public Opinion from the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico for research work on Public Policies on Natural Resources in 2011 and 2014. I am founder and currently executive director of Causa Natura A.C., a Mexican civic organization dedicated to promoting better management of natural resources through applied research, the use of information and communication technologies, citizen collaboration and advocacy.