Rodrigo UmaƱa: He graduated Bachellor of Business Administration in the International University of the Americas (Costa Rica), and holds his Economy studies from the University of Costa Rica. He currently works at Banco Popular de Costa Rica. Early in his professional life, he worked for AIESEC, an NGO that teaches leadership to students through practice, seminars and worldwide volunteering, where he developed an eco-friendly project in Lagos de Lindora, Santa Ana County, to develop a raw sewage treatment facility, in addition to an empowerment and entrepreneurship project for the women of the same community.

He grew up in the town of Coronado, running and playing in between dairy farms and strolling to the cloud forest in the higher grounds of the County. Very early in his childhood he started piano lessons in the University of Costa Rica school of musical arts. Outdoor sports have always been another of his passions: Jogging and mountain biking were partially responsible for his deep respect and early contact with the environment.