Alejandra was born in San José, Costa Rica and is a passionate about nature He has a baccalaureate in Tourism and a master’s degree from the University of Costa Rica in Business Administration with specialization in marketing. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in management natural resources of the UNED.
Since 2001, she has held the position of director executive of the Corcovado Foundation. Under his leadership the foundation has grown exponentially, becoming a reference of financial transparency, efficiency programmatic and environmental commitment. With the support of a team of committed young people, the organization has managed and implemented more than 100 projects and programs for sustainable development, education environmental and sustainable tourism promotion, rural community and low density in the Southern Region of Costa Rica. Additionally, she has led a series of planning projects and strengthening the management of more than 22 wild areas protected throughout the entire width and length of the national territory.
In the mid-nineties, she collaborated with the ICT, together with a group of experts in the design of the Tourism Sustainability Certificate. She has been working in the promotion of sustainable tourism and the conservation of natural resources for three decades.
She has participated in numerous training related to conservation, environmental justice, leadership and community development, among others. Alejandra also talks about climate change, conservation of tropical forests, environmental education and sustainable tourism in Costa Rica and schools and colleges in the United States.
Recently, Alejandra was distinguished by the German television network Deutsche Welle as one of the 40 women in Latin America who are transforming the region, for their tireless work in pursuit of the conservation of natural resources in the country.