M. Ruth Martínez-Rodríguez received her PhD in Environmental Anthropology from the University of Georgia, and also holds a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Sciences from EARTH University. She works at Conservation International as project manager for CASCADE (Ecosystem-based Adaptation for Smallholder Subsistence and Coffee Farming Communities in Central America), a project carried out with CATIE. Also, she teaches at the School of Anthropology of the University of Costa Rica on ethnobiological and environmental topics.
Catalina is an economist and a domestic associate for EfD Central America.
Carlos L. Muñoz Brenes is Domestic Associate of the Environment and Development Center for Central America. He is currently a PhD candidate in Natural Resource Management at the University of Idaho. His research focus on governance of conservation approaches, and policy impact evaluation using mix methods and spatial econometrics.