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MONICA ARAYA

Founder and Executive Director, Nivela (Latin America) and Co-Founder of Costa Rica Limpia

Costa Rica

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.

 

 

MARIA MOLINA

MARIA MOLINA

DANIELLE MEDEK

DANIELLE MEDEK

IDA KUBISZEWSKI

IDA KUBISZEWSKI

PHOEBE BARNARD

PHOEBE BARNARD

TRACY CAI

TRACY CAI

KIRSTEN LEE

KIRSTEN LEE

JOANNA YOUNG

JOANNA YOUNG

SANDRA KERBLER

SANDRA KERBLER

SUSAN NATALI

SUSAN NATALI

LINDA ROMANOVSKA

LINDA ROMANOVSKA

JOHANNA SPEIRS

JOHANNA SPEIRS

YONA NEBEL-JACOBSEN

YONA NEBEL-JACOBSEN

RACHELLE BALEZ

RACHELLE BALEZ

ROBYN LUCAS

ROBYN LUCAS

HEIDI PASS

HEIDI PASS

TRACEY GRAY

TRACEY GRAY

ADRIANA SOTO

ADRIANA SOTO

MERRYN MCKINNON

MERRYN MCKINNON

ADRIANA HUMANES

ADRIANA HUMANES

ANNA VINKHUYZEN

ANNA VINKHUYZEN

DEBORAH O’CONNELL

DEBORAH O’CONNELL

CHRISTINA (TINA) SCHROEDER

CHRISTINA (TINA) SCHROEDER

JULIETTE TOBIAS-WEBB

JULIETTE TOBIAS-WEBB

JEANETTE STARPINE

JEANETTE STARPINE

ELANOR HUNTINGTON

ELANOR HUNTINGTON

AMIE FIGUEIREDO

AMIE FIGUEIREDO

SANDRA JUDITH VELARDE PAJARES

SANDRA JUDITH VELARDE PAJARES

NATALIE MILLÁN AGUIÑAGA

NATALIE MILLÁN AGUIÑAGA

NIAMH BRIGID SHAW

NIAMH BRIGID SHAW

JUSTINE VIRGINIA MURRAY

JUSTINE VIRGINIA MURRAY

REBECCA HANDCOCK

REBECCA HANDCOCK

GABRIELA SARDINHA

GABRIELA SARDINHA

ANABELLA PALACIOS

ANABELLA PALACIOS

FERN WICKSON

FERN WICKSON

HOLLY NORTH

HOLLY NORTH

PATRICIA DUNNE

PATRICIA DUNNE

CARLY QUISENBERRY

CARLY QUISENBERRY

LILY BROWN

LILY BROWN

SHELLEY BALL

SHELLEY BALL

KATHLEEN PATRICK

KATHLEEN PATRICK

NICHOLA CLARK

NICHOLA CLARK

HINEMOA ELDER

HINEMOA ELDER

LAUREN SANDON

LAUREN SANDON

MOREANGELS MUCHANETA MBIZAH

MOREANGELS MUCHANETA MBIZAH

PAULA HANASZ

PAULA HANASZ

BINBIN WANG

BINBIN WANG

ROMY ZYNGIER

ROMY ZYNGIER

PRISCILA CHAVES MARTÍNEZ

PRISCILA CHAVES MARTÍNEZ

JESSICA BRAINARD

JESSICA BRAINARD

AMY GOODBRAND

AMY GOODBRAND

GINA ZIERVOGEL

GINA ZIERVOGEL

ANNE CHRISTIANSON

ANNE CHRISTIANSON

NAOMI TUCKER

NAOMI TUCKER

DYAN DENAPOLI

DYAN DENAPOLI

JAY GOMBOSO

JAY GOMBOSO

KATE MACMASTER

KATE MACMASTER

SARAH CONOLLY

SARAH CONOLLY

DANIELLE NEMBHARD

DANIELLE NEMBHARD

JULIA MAY

JULIA MAY

BETTY TRUMMEL

BETTY TRUMMEL

LI WANG

LI WANG

CAROLYN HOGG

CAROLYN HOGG

CHRISTINA DEVORSHAK

CHRISTINA DEVORSHAK

TRISTY FAIRFIELD

TRISTY FAIRFIELD

SUE MAUGER

SUE MAUGER

CLAUDIA ALVARADO

CLAUDIA ALVARADO

JESSICA REEVES

JESSICA REEVES

MELISSA HAEFFNER

MELISSA HAEFFNER

RUTH LUSCOMBE

RUTH LUSCOMBE

GAIA DELL’ARICCIA

GAIA DELL’ARICCIA

KAREN JOYCE

KAREN JOYCE

NATALIA MELCER

NATALIA MELCER

REBECCA SMYTH

REBECCA SMYTH

MADELEINE HANN

MADELEINE HANN

SAMANTHA GROVER

SAMANTHA GROVER

SARAH HAMYLTON

SARAH HAMYLTON

NATASHA HENDRICK

NATASHA HENDRICK

XUEHUA ZHANG

XUEHUA ZHANG

KAREN JOHNS

KAREN JOHNS

Kathryn Michie

Kathryn Michie

MATILDA MACKAY-SIM

MATILDA MACKAY-SIM

LINDSAY STRINGER

LINDSAY STRINGER

YVONNE AVARO

YVONNE AVARO

RAEANNE MILLER

RAEANNE MILLER

MARISSA PARROTT

MARISSA PARROTT

LINDA THOMPSON

LINDA THOMPSON

MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN

MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN

JULIA FABREGA

JULIA FABREGA

TIFFINI JONES

TIFFINI JONES

MAISA ROJAS

MAISA ROJAS

JENN LODER

JENN LODER

CINDY SHELLITO

CINDY SHELLITO

JOANA PICOTO CORREIA

JOANA PICOTO CORREIA

LEANNE EVERINGHAM

LEANNE EVERINGHAM

CLOTHILDE LANGLAIS

CLOTHILDE LANGLAIS

KATHRYN SCOTT

KATHRYN SCOTT

KIRSTEN MACLEAN

KIRSTEN MACLEAN

CHRISTIANA FIGUERES

CHRISTIANA FIGUERES

CRISTINA OTANO JIMENEZ

CRISTINA OTANO JIMENEZ

YALIMAY JIMENEZ

YALIMAY JIMENEZ

RACHEL ZOMBOR

RACHEL ZOMBOR

ANA CHANG

ANA CHANG

YI LUO

YI LUO

ALICE RUHWEZA

ALICE RUHWEZA

VALERIE SAGE

VALERIE SAGE

XIAO SHEN

XIAO SHEN

KATHARINA F HEIL

KATHARINA F HEIL

ABEER AL SAUD

ABEER AL SAUD

YITING WANG

YITING WANG

YUXI LEI

YUXI LEI

ANDREA ROBINSON

ANDREA ROBINSON

CAROL SILBERBERG

CAROL SILBERBERG

STEPHANIE DOLRENRY

STEPHANIE DOLRENRY

KAREN ALEXANDER

KAREN ALEXANDER

SAMANTHA HALL

SAMANTHA HALL

AMANDA DAVIES

AMANDA DAVIES

GLENNA MCGREGOR

GLENNA MCGREGOR

CAROL DEVINE

CAROL DEVINE

RACHAEL BICE

RACHAEL BICE

ELENA JOLI

ELENA JOLI

YAXIN YAN

YAXIN YAN

ANDREA FIDGETT

ANDREA FIDGETT

LINH DO

LINH DO

RAELENE FORBES

RAELENE FORBES

ANJANI GANASE

ANJANI GANASE

REBECCA DOYLE

REBECCA DOYLE

SHANNON BABB

SHANNON BABB

ALBA AGUION

ALBA AGUION

CATHY MOIR

CATHY MOIR

ANAIS MACHARD

ANAIS MACHARD

BELINDA FAIRBROTHER

BELINDA FAIRBROTHER

LIZ RICKMAN

LIZ RICKMAN

ANTHEA NICHOLLS

ANTHEA NICHOLLS

HELEN O’CONNOR

HELEN O’CONNOR

NIINA KAUTTO

NIINA KAUTTO

KIARA CROOK

KIARA CROOK

LUCY FORDE

LUCY FORDE

MELINDA FITZGERALD

MELINDA FITZGERALD

LISA ELENZ

LISA ELENZ

WUYING LIN

WUYING LIN

FERN HAMES

FERN HAMES

CLARE BOND

CLARE BOND

PALOMA CORVALAN

PALOMA CORVALAN

LAURA TROTTA

LAURA TROTTA

AMANDA LEWIS

AMANDA LEWIS

XIAOYUAN “CHARLENE” REN

XIAOYUAN “CHARLENE” REN

PRIYA GANDHI

PRIYA GANDHI

COLLEEN FILIPPA

COLLEEN FILIPPA

LESLEY SEFCIK

LESLEY SEFCIK

SHARNA JAMADAR

SHARNA JAMADAR

YURONG YU

YURONG YU

MARY-ELLEN FEENEY

MARY-ELLEN FEENEY

HUMERA IQBAL

HUMERA IQBAL

HELEN CORNEY

HELEN CORNEY

HANA STAROBOVA

HANA STAROBOVA

VALENTINA TARANOVIC

VALENTINA TARANOVIC

XIMENA AGUILAR VEGA

XIMENA AGUILAR VEGA

LAURA FERNÁNDEZ

LAURA FERNÁNDEZ

JUSTINE BARRETT

JUSTINE BARRETT

RENATE EGAN

RENATE EGAN

AMELIA LETVIN

AMELIA LETVIN

STACEY NOEL

STACEY NOEL

GINGER (YI-CHUN) YEH

GINGER (YI-CHUN) YEH

KRUSHIL PATRICIA MAIRINGI WATENE

KRUSHIL PATRICIA MAIRINGI WATENE

JENNI PENROSE

JENNI PENROSE

CAROL AZIZ

CAROL AZIZ

CHARLIE HINDLE

CHARLIE HINDLE

ANNA COLUCCI

ANNA COLUCCI

ANNA CABRE

ANNA CABRE

NAT RAISBECK-BROWN

NAT RAISBECK-BROWN

ANIKA MOLESWORTH

ANIKA MOLESWORTH

JENNIFER WOODGATE

JENNIFER WOODGATE

DANIELA LAINEZ DEL POZO

DANIELA LAINEZ DEL POZO

KERRYN (KERRY) O’BRIEN

KERRYN (KERRY) O’BRIEN

BLANCA BERNAL

BLANCA BERNAL

ALEXANDRA JONES

ALEXANDRA JONES

SÍLE NIC CHORMAIC

SÍLE NIC CHORMAIC

CHRISTELLE AUGUSTE

CHRISTELLE AUGUSTE

NICOLE HELLESSEY

NICOLE HELLESSEY

SARAH JOHNS

SARAH JOHNS

MADELEINE BRASIER

MADELEINE BRASIER

WYNET SMITH

WYNET SMITH

MARGARET BARBOUR

MARGARET BARBOUR

KERRY NICKOLS

KERRY NICKOLS

KAREN HAWKE

KAREN HAWKE

STEPHANIE LANGEROCK

STEPHANIE LANGEROCK

MARY-ANNE LEA

MARY-ANNE LEA

ELLEN MOON

ELLEN MOON

MARJI PUOTINEN

MARJI PUOTINEN

REBECCA WADDINGTON

REBECCA WADDINGTON

ELERI HARRIS

ELERI HARRIS

CHARLOTTE (CHUNGUANG) WANG

CHARLOTTE (CHUNGUANG) WANG

BRIONY ANKOR

BRIONY ANKOR

MELANIA GUERRA CARRILLO

MELANIA GUERRA CARRILLO

KA-MING WU

KA-MING WU

ROSHNI SHARMA

ROSHNI SHARMA

TAMMY EGER

TAMMY EGER

SOPHIE ADAMS

SOPHIE ADAMS

CAROLINA GARCIA

CAROLINA GARCIA

ALESSANDRA SALGADO

ALESSANDRA SALGADO

ALISON DAVIES

ALISON DAVIES

ASHTON GAINSFORD

ASHTON GAINSFORD

MONICA ARAYA

MONICA ARAYA

METTE HOE

METTE HOE

SANDRA LETITIA GUZMAN LUNA

SANDRA LETITIA GUZMAN LUNA

MELISSA HART

MELISSA HART

IRYNA DRONOVA

IRYNA DRONOVA

MELISSA WHITE

MELISSA WHITE

MONICA GREEN

MONICA GREEN

SIMONE BAUCH

SIMONE BAUCH

AIMEE BLISS

AIMEE BLISS

GHISLAINE PLATELL

GHISLAINE PLATELL

ANDREA MANGEL RAVENTOS

ANDREA MANGEL RAVENTOS

LAURIE LAPAT-POLASKO

LAURIE LAPAT-POLASKO

MEREDITH NASH

MEREDITH NASH

ISABEL ZHANG ZHANG

ISABEL ZHANG ZHANG

LUNGI MCHUNU

LUNGI MCHUNU

NANCY GLENN

NANCY GLENN

ANISHA HUMPHREYS

ANISHA HUMPHREYS

RENATA PIAZZON

RENATA PIAZZON

ELEANOR BRUCE

ELEANOR BRUCE

ELVIRA POLOCZANSKA

ELVIRA POLOCZANSKA

AMAL-LEE AMIN

AMAL-LEE AMIN

CAROLE DURUSSEL

CAROLE DURUSSEL

DEBORAH PARDO

DEBORAH PARDO

NANCY AUERBACH

NANCY AUERBACH

TONI MIZEREK

TONI MIZEREK

CHARITY MUNDAVA

CHARITY MUNDAVA

BIANCA DAS

BIANCA DAS

NICOLA GASTON

NICOLA GASTON

LAUREN DUBOIS

LAUREN DUBOIS

JESS MUKIRI

JESS MUKIRI

DEBORAH BOWER

DEBORAH BOWER

JANE CUNNEEN

JANE CUNNEEN

SHARON DAVIS

SHARON DAVIS

ANAIS PAGES

ANAIS PAGES

CECILE GODDE

CECILE GODDE

SARAH BROUGH

SARAH BROUGH

MARIANNE HARVEY

MARIANNE HARVEY

MARSHALL COWLEY

MARSHALL COWLEY

ZHIMIN MAO

ZHIMIN MAO

SEONA MEHARG

SEONA MEHARG

CHARLOTTE CONN

CHARLOTTE CONN

ANITA GOH

ANITA GOH

JUSTINE SHAW

JUSTINE SHAW

BETH CHRISTIE

BETH CHRISTIE

HEIDI STELTZER

HEIDI STELTZER

GILLIAN STARLING

GILLIAN STARLING

SAMANTHA ELIE

SAMANTHA ELIE

VERONIQUE FLOREC

VERONIQUE FLOREC

NATALIE BAREFOOT

NATALIE BAREFOOT

MICHELE FINN

MICHELE FINN

NICOLE WEBSTER

NICOLE WEBSTER

PHILIPPA WRIGHT

PHILIPPA WRIGHT

FABIAN DATTNER

FABIAN DATTNER

NINA MCLEAN

NINA MCLEAN

MONICA NARANJO

MONICA NARANJO

WING CHAN

WING CHAN

BRITTA DENISE HARDESTY

BRITTA DENISE HARDESTY

SARAH CHARNAUD

SARAH CHARNAUD

NATALIE UNTERSTELL

NATALIE UNTERSTELL

MARIA DIGIANO

MARIA DIGIANO

ERICA DONNER

ERICA DONNER

CRISTINA VENABLES

CRISTINA VENABLES

JULIA WAGEMANN

JULIA WAGEMANN

AMELIA SELLARS

AMELIA SELLARS

TARA SHINE

TARA SHINE

REBECCA WADE

REBECCA WADE

AMANDA SINCLAIR

AMANDA SINCLAIR

JORDAN FINDLEY

JORDAN FINDLEY

CHRISTINA KIRSCH

CHRISTINA KIRSCH

JAS CHAMBERS

JAS CHAMBERS

INES MELENDEZ

INES MELENDEZ

Sisi Hu

Sisi Hu

RACHEL COOPER

RACHEL COOPER

MARGARITA LOPEZ RIVAS

MARGARITA LOPEZ RIVAS

MOLLY CHRISTENSEN

MOLLY CHRISTENSEN

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