Clarisa Vega obtained a degree in Law and Social Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Honduras, receiving later the title of Advocate and Public Notary by the Supreme Court. She did her postgraduate studies in Justice Administration at the National University of Costa Rica. Vega founded the Environmental Law Institute of Honduras, following a decade in the Federal Prosecutor´s Office. She has vast experience in environmental matters, as a consultant, legal advisor, writer of law proposals and attorney in the courts and Tribunals of Honduras. Vega remains a respected authority on Honduran environmental Law and has conducted judicial training seminars as well as community legal education programs. She currently serves as director of the Environmental Law Institute of Honduras.