Ruth Noguerón is a researcher with the World Resources Institute’s People and Ecosystems Program. Ruth’s current work focuses on developing practical information tools to support sustainable procurement of legally and sustainably-sourced wood-based products. Within WRI Ruth has managed and conducted forest-mapping projects in Canada, the U.S., Brazil and Perú. Ruth also advises and contributes to other WRI projects, including projects focusing on the governance in the forest sector, the implications and opportunities for forest companies in relation to global climate change, and the institutional mechanisms for sharing benefits with forest communities for poverty alleviation and REDD+ projects.
Before joining WRI, Ruth worked in México City at the Tropical Action Forest Program (PROAFT). Also in México, Ruth worked with a private consulting firm in a national effort to evaluate the natural protected areas of México, a project sponsored by the World Bank and the Mexican government.
Ruth has a Bachelor’s degree in biology from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in México City, an Associate’s degree in applied geography from Montgomery College, Maryland, and a Masters’ degree in Environmental Sciences from Johns Hopkins University.