Manuel is 21 years old from Mexico. He is currently in his final year at Chapingo Autonomous University, studying Forest Engineering with a focus on rural communities and environment. His principal area of activism is the environment, but he also works in the social and economic realms. To this day, he has worked in rural communities all over his region and country and has developed, along with colleagues from college, a project about organic tea using a forest resource. After the summit, he believes the tea project and his attitude towards rural development will be encouraged to the maximum.