Sandra holds a degree in Law and Economics (Deusto), and a Masters in Environmental Law and Development (LSE). She started her professional career in 1996 in Central America and Mexico, promoting sustainable development of micro and small businesses, working both with NGOs and the United Nations in order to achieve this. Back in Spain in 2001, she worked as director of the Spanish branch of the Swiss foundation AVINA, and as director of programs at the Ecology and Development foundation (ECODES). In 2009 Sandra started to work as a Corporate Social Responsibility consultant for Johnson & Johnson, to develop and launch their environmental and community relations activities. From 2005 Sandra has also given lectures on CSR and responsible consumption for several Masters degree courses. Based in Ibiza, Sandra started as IPFs Executive Director in September 2012.
Isabel became involved in environmental activism in the 1980s, supporting efforts to stop the destruction of biodiversity-rich Mediterranean forest in southern Spain by eucalyptus monocultures. Since then, she has been actively involved in the Spanish environmental movement, in particular in forestry, agriculture and biodiversity issues. In 1990 she was elected to the Executive Board of the European Environmental Bureau, representing the Spanish Environmental movement for 2 years in the European federation. From 1996-2007 she has lectured on the Módulo de Biodiversidad in the Master in Agroecology of the International University of Andalucía. She lives in Cantabria, in northern Spain. She works part-time for IPF, primarily helping to assess funding applications.