Fellows by Category

Guatemala

Kara Andrade is the daughter of generations of United Fruit Company banana pickers in the plantations of Guatemala. When her mother became a coyote, Kara had the opportunity to leave Guatemala as a young child, become a U.S. citizen and work as a public health advocate, community organizer and journalist. She is now using all her cumulative...

Mexico

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Francisco (Paco) Arroyo has devised an urban food production scheme which simultaneously improves low-income familiar nutrition and moves Mexico City's marginal neighborhoods toward taking ownership of their own development.

Mexico

Through a rigorous process of measuring greenhouse gas emissions in rural Mexican households, Victor and his team are aggregating the carbon emissions savings achieved by replacing traditional cooking fires with energy-efficient stoves and selling those savings as carbon credits on the international voluntary carbon market. Victor’s...

Guatemala

Curt Bowen, through his organization Semilla Nueva, is changing the agricultural development system in Central America, working with farmers, citizen sector organizations, and government institutions to create a research and results-based culture. Driven by farmers’ needs and insights, this new approach improves both agricultural practices and...

Mexico

Elaine Burns is working with communities in the Sierra Nevada region outside Mexico City to create long-term sustainable development plans, using new computer tools and organizational strategies to ensure people's participation.

Mexico

Mark is an artist and paper-maker with a strong interest in pre-Hispanic culture, which has led him to develop a community-based paper-making project that will provide the local Maya population with a potentially marketable product and a reintroduction to lost traditions.

Mexico

Flor Cassassuce is involving marginalized populations living in extreme poverty in the process of engineering effective technologies to solve community issues in health, hygiene, and economic development by installing technology development community centers throughout rural Mexico.

Mexico

Alex Eaton seeks to transform the culture of waste and resource management among small-scale Mexican farmers through the introduction of appropriate biodigester systems. The goal of Alex’s Sistema Biobolsa model is to empower farmers to take an active role to escape the cycle of rural poverty and improve the quality of their own lives.

Mexico

Alex Eaton seeks to transform the culture of waste and resource management among small-scale Mexican farmers through the introduction of appropriate biodigester systems. The goal of Alex’s Sistema Biobolsa model is to empower farmers to take an active role to escape the cycle of rural poverty and improve the quality of their own lives.

Mexico

Luis Manuel Guerra is launching a cascade of urgently needed environmental innovations, building on his years as a top chemistry researcher and teacher and as the head of Merck/Mexico for new products and projects.

Mexico

Through his organization, Urban Island, Enrique Lomnitz aims to solve the water shortage in Mexico City by creating a sustainable rainwater capture system.

Mexico

Luis Quintana is creating a culture of inclusion for persons with disabilities. He enables people with disabilities to use their consumer power to raise the bar for accessibility and inclusion, while working with businesses and the non-disabled to help them understand disability and facilitate inclusion in all social and work settings.

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