She was the safeguards coordinator of the UN-REDD Targeted Support in Mexico for the FAO. She supported the Mexican government in the design of integrated policies with conservation, climate change and development goals in the forestry sector, leading to operationalize and inform the country’s REDD+ safeguards. Prior to joining FAO, Norma was the head of department of climate change and emerging topics in the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR).
Norma holds an MSc in Tropical Forestry Management from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. She also has a BSc in Environmental Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente in Guadalajara, Mexico. Norma is fluent in English and Spanish and has an intermediate level of German.