Tropical Forester & Regional Chair
IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) for South America
Graduate Student, School of Management, Universidad de los Andes
Tropical forester with more than twenty years of experience in Latin American countries including Colombia. She had worked in forests, ecosystem services and climate change for international organizations, governments, national and local organizations. Also has contributed on project formulation, design, implementation and evaluation for FAO, UN Environment, UNDP, IUCN, GIZ, AECID, governments and nongovernmental organizations. Her areas of experience include ecosystem services, ecosystem based adaptation and mitigation, biodiversity, nature-based solutions and financial mechanisms for conservation, among others. She has published several technical articles, as author and co-author. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Forestry from Tecnológico de Costa Rica, a specialization degree in Forest Sciences from the National University (Costa Rica) and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. She volunteers as Regional Chair for the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) for South America.