About Us


Marissa Cuevas

Founder & CEO

Marissa is a National Geographic Explorer 2018 and an Echoing Green Fellow 2019. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Energy Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and holds an M.Sc. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. In 2016 she founded Kitcel, a styrofoam recycling company. Previously, she worked for the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) as an energy advisor and external Senior Consultant. 


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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Raúl Colunga
Process Manager

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Viridiana Rivas

Protein Researcher

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.


Emma Torres


Emma studied Economics at UNAM. He spent some years in business incubators - such as Startup México and SBU Group-. Recently an apprentice on the subject of recreational and medicinal Cannabis. She is passionate about cooking and dogs.

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Marco Muñoz
Farm Production Manager

César Hernández
Water Quality


Armando León
Lemna Science

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Daniel Calzada
Lemna Production


Isack Esparza
Lemna Technician


Ricardo García
Lemna Technician


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Columbia University SPS
Sustainability Alumna wins the first prize of The Greater Good Challenge.
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SOA selects microTERRA for its first wave of conservation startups in October 2020.
Feed Navigator
Mexico: Startup seeks to convert wastewater into aqua feed protein.
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Food Planet Prize Featured Entry
Food Planet Prize support solutions to rethink food and protect our planet.