Wilson Paz Colindres, selected at age 27, has experience working as the sole teacher in a primary school in the mountainvillage ofLa Jolla. He has a technical degree in elementary education. He also has worked as the Director of the Center for Basic Education. He has volunteered as an environmental educator with the Conservation Corps of Omoa, an ecological organization that works to protect the Mesoamerican Reef, conserve mangroves and sustain the region’s marine biodiversity. He has also been involved with his local health committee and has served as a Red Cross volunteer.