Founder and Executive Director, Nivela (Latin America) and Co-Founder of Costa Rica Limpia
Monica was born and raised in Costa Rica and now splits her time living both there and in Oslo, Norway. She started working on sustainability when she was 19 and has worked on this non-stop for more than 20 years. She has lived, studied, and/or worked in 8 countries in the Americas and Europe. In 2014 Monica founded Nivela, a thought-leadership group devoted to clean development. She also co-founded Costa Rica Limpia, a citizen initiative (limpia means “clean”). Monica studied economics in Costa Rica and environmental management in the US. She earned both a Bachelors and a Masters degree at Costa Rica’s National University. She earned Masters and PhD degrees at Yale University. Combining local and global work is vital to Monica. She writes frequently for the press and online platforms worldwide.