Juan Mateo Espinosa has a Medical Doctor MD degree from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, a Masters in Public Health MPH degree in Global Health and a PhD degree in geography from the University of Washington-Seattle. Juan Mateo is a farmer and rancher from family heritage and vocation. Works with animal husbandry, forest management, and agroecological practices in Ecuador. Juan Mateo is also active in consulting for research, project management and evaluation in Public Health as well as in agriculture. His work, research, and writing is dedicated for the improvement of health for soil(s) and its inhabitants.