Mireya Méndez De la Torre grew up in Xalapa, Veracruz, México, where she studied Tourism Management and Administration at Anáhuac University. In 2006 she obtained her Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy, Management and Law, also atAnáhuac University. In July, 2002 she joined the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (www.fmcn.org) as Assistant to the Fund for Protected Areas. Currently she is the Conservation Area Program Officer. She is part of the team involved in long term institutional projects such as the strategic planning 2007-2012, 2013-2017 and the current process for 2018-2013 period, and the design of the project management database.  She also coordinates networking activities with the “Mexican Environmental Funds Network and the “Women in Nature Network”. She finds working for the conservation of the Mexican biodiversity an enriching experience because she has the opportunity to develop projects that has a positive impact in communities and in nature.

Mireya will be involved in the following FiLiA session:
Women and the Environment      (Saturday Afternoon)