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Gunnar
Baldwin Jr
Languages: 
English
Spanish
October, 1958
Bio: 
I have felt an emotional tie to the Central American region since, as a 17-year old, I spent a summer month on the north coast of Honduras volunteering in a 5-week stint researching and evaluating the health and ecological benefits of mangroves in two locations. I developed a fondness for the local people that rivaled my appreciation of the natural world that I love. Fast forward many years: Since graduating from law school in 2009, I have been engaged in helping developing countries (particularly in Latin America) in strengthening their systems for environmental governance, particularly in connection with environmental & social impact assessment (EIA) for human activities that impact the environment and community livelihoods, as well as the compliance and enforcement mechanisms to ensure that well made plans are actually carried out. To date, most of my work has involved desk research and analysis, as well as interviews in the field with a variety of stakeholders. However, I am eager to combine my lifelong love of nature and different cultures with work in the field rather than the office. I like getting my hands dirty and am not overly obsessed with neatness and tidiness, beyond what is prudent for any human being. I thrive on hot, humid weather, gardening, digging, and building. My main approach to life is to never elevate myself above others - whatever their lifestyle or education level. I enjoy sharing jokes and bonding on a basic human level that transcends cultural boundaries.
Volunteering Experience: 
Currently seeking volunteering experience related to natural resource conservation in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, or Panama for the month of February, 2016. Besides volunteering for Habitat for Humanity with my wife (in the USA) briefly in the 1980s, most of my volunteer work has involved participating on the boards of local committees here in my home state of NH in connection with renewable energy, energy efficiency, and nature conservation.
Education: 
J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law (2009), MBA from Plymouth State University (1994)
Occupation: 
Attorney - International Environmental Law
Other Skills: 
Art (Painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics); gardening; Spanish; carpentry
Legal and regulatory analysis, business and financial analytics, ecosystems services analysi
Spontaneous humor
Gunnar Baldwin Jr
Plymouth
United States
Languages:
English, Spanish
October, 1958
Description
I have felt an emotional tie to the Central American region since, as a 17-year old, I spent a summer month on the north coast of Honduras volunteering in a 5-week stint researching and evaluating the health and ecological benefits of mangroves in two locations. I developed a fondness for the local people that rivaled my appreciation of the natural world that I love. Fast forward many years: Since graduating from law school in 2009, I have been engaged in helping developing countries (particularly in Latin America) in strengthening their systems for environmental governance, particularly in connection with environmental & social impact assessment (EIA) for human activities that impact the environment and community livelihoods, as well as the compliance and enforcement mechanisms to ensure that well made plans are actually carried out. To date, most of my work has involved desk research and analysis, as well as interviews in the field with a variety of stakeholders. However, I am eager to combine my lifelong love of nature and different cultures with work in the field rather than the office. I like getting my hands dirty and am not overly obsessed with neatness and tidiness, beyond what is prudent for any human being. I thrive on hot, humid weather, gardening, digging, and building. My main approach to life is to never elevate myself above others - whatever their lifestyle or education level. I enjoy sharing jokes and bonding on a basic human level that transcends cultural boundaries.
Volunteering Experience
Currently seeking volunteering experience related to natural resource conservation in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, or Panama for the month of February, 2016. Besides volunteering for Habitat for Humanity with my wife (in the USA) briefly in the 1980s, most of my volunteer work has involved participating on the boards of local committees here in my home state of NH in connection with renewable energy, energy efficiency, and nature conservation.
Education
J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law (2009), MBA from Plymouth State University (1994)
Occupation
Attorney - International Environmental Law
Other Skills
Art (Painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics); gardening; Spanish; carpentry, Legal and regulatory analysis, business and financial analytics, ecosystems services analysi, Spontaneous humor
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