As the Rainforest Alliance’s Mexico director, Gonzàlez leads a multi-disciplinary team to formulate and implement innovative projects that conserve biodiversity by transforming land-use practices.
Gonzàlez has over 15 years of experience working in community based forest management, sustainable tourism, rural sustainable development, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. He was responsible of the design and implementation of projects funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), and PEMEX, among others. He has worked for Mexico’s Comisión Nacional Forestal (CONAFOR), the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP), and local NGOs.
Gonzàlez graduated from the Faculty of Science at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).