Jessica Sheffield Zamora was born and raised in Heredia, Costa Rica. She graduated as a Marine Biologist from the Universidad Nacional in Heredia, Costa Rica and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to complete her Masters degree in Environmental Resource Management at the Florida Institute of Technology. At present, Mrs. Sheffield is the vice-president of the Nosara Recycling Association, the coordinator of Adopt a Blue Flag School Program and an active member of Nosara Sustainable. Ms. Sheffield is also the creator of "Sustainable Home" a new category of the Ecological Blue Flag Program. She works at DMA as the coordinator of the Splash Program and is one of the founders of Del Mar Academy. Jessica lives in Nosara with her family.