About Us


Marissa has been recognized by MIT as one of the most innovative people in Latam under 35. She is an Echoing Green Fellow and a National Geographic explorer.

Marissa has a Bachelor’s degree in energy and process engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and holds a master’s degree in sustainability management from Columbia University.

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Marissa Cuevas

Founder & CEO

Fanny Villiers

COO & Co-Founder

Fanny holds an M.Sc. in Management from emlyon Business School. Prior to joining microTERRA, she created and was the CEO of donadora.org, a B Corp that is the major donation platform for social and environmental projects in Mexico. Originally from France, she has been living in Mexico since 2014 where she started her career leading the operations at Fondeadora, the first creative crowdfunding platform in Latin America, bought by Kickstarter in 2016.

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David Celdrán
Head of Farms R&D

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David holds a Ph.D. in marine ecology from the University of Murcia, Spain, and a Post-doctorate in marine biology and biological oceanography from the UNAM in México. For over 12 years, David has worked as a consultant for symbiotic aquaculture projects throughout the world giving him an exceptional aquaculture network and positioning him as an international aquaculture specialist.

Teresa Aguilar
Sr. R&D Manager

Teresa has a solid foundation in product development from big corporations and entrepreneurial experience from launching her own company. She brings twenty years of experience in innovation and product development in the food industry, with postgraduate studies in food science and diplomas in various fields, including culinary arts, both in Mexico and internationally.

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Arnaldo Sánchez
Hardware Developer

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Experienced Founder and entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. Skilled in product development, industrial design, 3D modeling and digital fabrication, with a social and environmental approach to Design, Concept Development, and Team Building.

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Marco Muñoz
Farm Production Manager

Ana Lucía Alonso
Farm Relations Manager 

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Daniel Calzada
Lemna Production

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Viridiana Rivas
Protein Researcher

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Born in Mexico, Viridiana lived in Nicaragua for a few years, that was where she established her first links with nature, and it became one of her greatest passions, which motivated her to study biology. During the first years of her career, it was difficult to choose a subject of specialization, but in the end, it was plant biochemistry. She currently has a master's degree in biochemistry with a specialty in plant proteins and has been in this field for 8 years.

Manuel Mosqueda
Hardware Developer


Isack Esparza
Lemna Technician

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Armando León
Field Scientist

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Juan Raúl Colunga
Process Consultant


Ricardo García
Lemna Technician

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