Melanny Zúñiga Araya

Grants Administrator, Global

Having grown up in a rural area of southern Costa Rica, the environment has always been important to me. After getting a degree in environmental engineering, I pursued a career in sustainable development, offering sustainability consulting services to government entities and private businesses and teaching environmental management courses at the Technological Institute of Costa Rica. At Root Capital, I perform monitoring and evaluation for Root Capital’s Advisory Team and coordinate “challenge grants” designed to maximize the impact of select clients in Latin America. When I’m not at work, you can usually find me surrounded by nature or embarking on a new project, whether it’s learning to sew or making my own granola!