Dir. Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez is a forestry graduate from the University of the Philippines Los Baňos, with a post-graduate degree in environmental protection management in Bicol University Graduate School. She rose from the ranks as a Forester and is currently the newly appointed Director of the Philippine’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB).
Her role then as a Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services, and Regional Director of DENR V, moulded her knowledge in addressing key environmental concerns which include biodiversity, climate change adaptation, environmental law enforcement, air shed protection, foreshore management, land titling and environmental governance.
Being the new person-in-command of the DENR-BMB, one of her marching orders is to immediately get on board to rehabilitate the pollution-challenged Boracay Island, a top global beach destination.
As a budding manager, she is able to integrate her experiences on the ground and conform with emerging perspectives and technologies of the present generation.
Biodiversity Management Bureau