Andrés Ruzo

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Andrés Ruzo
Alma materSouthern Methodist University
OccupationGeothermal scientist
AwardsNational Geographic Young Explorer

Andrés Ruzo is a geothermal scientist and a National Geographic Young Explorer, known for his science outreach work,[1][2] and his exploration of Shanay-Timpishka, the "Boiling River of the Amazon".[3]

He was raised in Nicaragua, Peru, and Texas, and studied at Southern Methodist University, gaining degrees in Geology (BSc) and Finance (BBA).[1][4] As of February 2016, he is undertaking a PhD there.[5]

He is married and his wife also works as his field partner.[3]


  • The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon. Simon & Schuster/TED. 2016. ISBN 978-1501119477.


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