Andrés Ruzo is a scientist, author, science communicator, and educator, who believes that environmental responsibility and economic prosperity can go hand in hand, and uses science to unite both aims.
In 2011, Ruzo became the first geoscientist granted permission to study the sacred Boiling River of the Amazon. He is the Founder and Director of the “Boiling River Project,” a non-profit dedicated to understanding and protecting the Boiling River by bringing together modern science and traditional Amazonian knowledge.
Ruzo is a National Geographic Explorer, the host of NatGeo Latin America's new series "Misterios del Inframundo," and contributor to National Geographic Learning educational materials. He is also a TED Speaker and TED Book Author.
Ruzo holds degrees in Geology and Finance from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX), where he is currently finishing a Ph.D. in Geology, focusing on Geothermal Sciences.