Rosario Alvarez has been working for almost 30 years in sustainable development and natural resources conservation, 17 of those years in the non-profit sector. She was Director of The Nature Conservancy Mexico and Northern Central American Program, served as Executive Director of Pronatura Noreste, and also worked for the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds. She owned and directed a consulting firm focused on pollution prevention, clean production and energy efficiency that serviced industries across Latin America, and headed Fundación Tarahumara, a Mexican non-profit, until recently.
Rosario collaborates with various private and public entities in Central America, and just finalized a fundraising strategy for the Eastern Tropical Pacific with national funds and governmental agencies in Costa Rica, Panamá, Ecuador and Colombia (PACIFICO and CMAR).
She serves as board member in several non-profits such as Gulf of California Conservation Fund of Fondo Mexicano, Fondo Procuenca Valle de Bravo, and Terra Peninsular.
Rosario holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the Technological Institute of Monterrey, Mexico, and completed post graduate studies in environmental engineering, ecology and environmental management at the Instituto Catalan de Tecnología (Spain) and is a native of Monterrey, Mexico.