Yolanda del Carmen Pérez Luna, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico
Biochemical engineer, Ph.D. in ecology and sustainable development, national researcher

“I wanted to earn a university degree, but I also wanted to give back to society. I found a wonderful intersection between teaching young people, developing projects and applying what I was doing, and telling them these anecdotes to encourage the idea in them that, ‘Yes, I’m studying, but at some point, I have to apply it and give what I’m learning back to my community, to my group.’”
Marissa Revilla, GPJ Mexico