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.
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.
Catalina is an economist and a domestic associate for EfD Central America.