Fernando J. Ruiz

Fernando is a Master’s candidate in Science, Conservation & Valorization of Marine Resources (MARRES) at the Université Côte d’Azur, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Sustainable & Global Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Fernando worked at the San Francisco Department of the Environment in climate action planning and conducted the city’s emissions pathway analysis. Before then, he initiated a micro-enterprise in Tanzania that converted discarded plastic bags into reusable and durable upcycled products.

He is joining the Blue Seeds team to develop blue carbon financing mechanisms to conserve Posidonia seagrass meadows in the Mediterranean Sea.