Carlos del Campo obtained his degree in psychology from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), Mexico in 1997. That same year, he trained in ecopsychology through Project NatureConnect with the Institute for Global Education. Since then, he has worked with marginalised groups, students and professionals with nature therapies and meditation to connect with nature as human beings and as a society.
In 1997, Carlos co-founded a social ecology organisation that collaborates with rural communities in southern Nuevo León to work on natural resources and community health, consulting for state parks and the wildlife commission. In 2003, he received his Masters in environmental anthropology from the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. His MSc research in Ecuador focused on the impact of indigenous organisations on traditional agricultural knowledge.
Drawing on his passion for free software, Carlos developed an online educational portal for students studying environmental sciences at UANL in 2004, beginning a modest career in web development through institutional collaboration. Since 2007, Carlos works with Anima Mundi – Investigación y Acción Biocultural and GDF in projects supporting community conservation in Oaxaca, Mexico, training community researchers to carry out research and defend indigenous lands. He also supports Anima Mundi and GDF with internet projects. Carlos’ passion is in environmental justice, the commons, free software and innovative research methodologies. He speaks Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.