USA, Canada and Germany
Biologist with a Master's Degree in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology, Liza has been actively involved in the coordination and management of conservation and sustainable development projects at a local and international level. She has interacted at different levels in the design, management, and execution of sustainable programs and initiatives both globally and locally, with an extensive experience in coordination and management. Her beginnings with community projects and non-forest products in her native Colombia led her to support the management of the biodiversity project portfolio of the Foundation for the United Nations, where she also collaborated in knowledge management exercises. Afterward, Liza settled in Belize where she was the coordinator of the Alliance for the Mesoamerican Reef of ICRAN, a multiagency and international effort to promote sustainable practices in tourism, fisheries and watershed management; seeking to minimize the impacts on the second largest barrier reef in the world. In recent years, Liza was Senior Program Manager for the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). She is a founding member and President of Q4C Group, a company dedicated to quality certification, as well as founder of Planet 4 People, a company dedicated to the market solution for conservation.