Hiram Peña-Bonilla

Project Coordinator, Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice

For the last 14 years, Hiram has developed and managed research and education projects in sustainable regional development and the protection and conservation of the environment. Before moving to Tucson in December 2015, Hiram managed projects focused on marine and land conservation in northern Sonora, Mexico.  He worked for a binational nonprofit organization for 7 years advocating for communities, meeting government requirements, and creating productive and sustainable partnerships resulting in a better understanding and use of natural resources. Hiram's work in the public sector in Mexico focused on the implementation of environmental sanitation projects and the formalization of land use planning projects. In January 2018, Hiram started working as the Project Coordinator for the Agnese Nelms Haury Program where he works woking closely with community and university members advancing solutions to social and environmental issues in the Southwest.


  • MA, Urban Planning, National Autonomous University of Mexico