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Paulina Villalpando

Paulina Villalpando

Founder & Director

PAAR

Oxford, United Kingdom

I am a 29 year-old Mexican self-taught jewelry designer and blogger. I founded my brand PAAR.mx at the young age of 17 and I have run it ever since. I am also the global Coordinator of the HCV Resource Network, a platform that brings together users of the HCV approach, a methodology used to sustainably manage forestry and agr...

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“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Interests

Fashion, Sustainability, Design, Art, Environmental Policy

Sustainability Director at Stella McCartney
Career medium 06

Proforest

Senior Project Manager

-Coordinator of the High Conservation Value (HCV) Resource Network, a member-based organization that brings together organisations and individuals who use the HCV approach, including: forest owners and managers; suppliers, buyers, and certifiers of sustainable timber, palm oil, soy, and non-timber forest products; and NGOs and international agencies, among others.

Career

PAAR

Co-Founder & Director

Career medium 01

Proforest

Project Manager

-Coordinator of the High Conservation Value (HCV) Resource Network, a member-based organization that brings together organisations and individuals who use the HCV approach, including: forest owners and managers; suppliers, buyers, and certifiers of sustainable timber, palm oil, soy, and non-timber forest products; and NGOs and international agencies, among others.
-I support sustainable palm oil production projects in Latin America

Career

Earth Security Initiative

Associate

Co-Author of "The Land Security Agenda: How Investor Risks in Farmland Create Opportunities for Sustainability"

Manager of "The Resilient Cities Action Lab: Creating partnerships for Climate Risk Preparedness in Latin America", sponsored by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Career medium 06
Career

Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort

EIA Field Researcher

Part of the Oxford University panel that assessed ecosystem degradation and made sustainable management recommendations.

SRE

Head of Department for Economic Integration - Mesoamerica Project

Managed the USD $500,000 fund granted by UNDP

Co-Managed the Biofuels, Telecommunications and Energy projects.

Created and implemented the Mesoamerican Biofuels Research and Development Network, assisted in the installation of a biodiesel plant, the Mexico-Guatemala electrical interconnection, the installation of the region’s optical fiber network, and provided support at The Tuxtla Presidential Summit (2009 & 2010) and The Latin America and the Caribbean Presidential Summit of 2010.

Career medium 04
Career

Conservación Humana

Research Assistant

Researched environmental and indigenous laws, proposed fundraising strategies to preserve the UNESCO Huichol Route, and managed communications and media.

UN-HABITAT

Research Assistant to Chief Technical Advisor, UN-Habitat Mexico

Aided in the implementation of the Water for Latin American Cities Program in Ecatepec, the second largest slum in the metropolitan area of Mexico City in coordination with local authorities, UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, UN-Habitat’s Chief Technical Advisor and local NGO’s.

Career medium 02
Career

SRE

Research Assistant - Advisors General Coordination

Researched national and international security and provided analysis for the Minister’s team of personal advisors.

Global Village 2006

National Coordinator & Mexican Delegation Leader

Fundraising, Coordination, Logistics and Planning for the participation of 11 Mexican students.
Implemented educative activities with international student delegations to promote the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Career medium 02
Career

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Grade A, English, Literature & Art

Colegio Vista Hermosa

Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México

BA, International Relations

University of Oxford

Msc., Environmental Change and Management