Ximena Rueda Fajardo Ph. D. received a BA in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes and Environmental Policy MCP from MIT and a PhD in Geography from Clark University with Postdocs in Stanford about corporate strategies for sustainable sourcing for major commodities. Ximena has worked for The National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia as the strategic marketing Director, and presently is Professor from Universidad de Los Andes. Ximena brings to Ecotropics creative solutions for sustainable land use that respect people, the environment and the consumer.