Ivonne is an architect from Costa Rica with experience in residential and commercial projects. Over the past few years, Ivonne has worked on highly efficient homes overseeing quality control and certification processes such as Passive House and Zero Energy. She has also worked as a project manager for interior design and furniture projects, sparking her interest in certifications such as WELL. As a design researcher, she uses ethnographic methods on projects focusing on social innovation and behaviorial change. Her biggest passion is translating sustainability practices into everyday language using universal channels such as sports and music.
Ivonne is an avid traveler who loves learning about new cultures and languages and speaks three (English, Spanish and Portuguese) herself. She loves spending much of her time outdoors, hiking and occasionally climbing. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for organizations that focus on environmental protection and also reading books about sustainability and behavioral economics.