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Born: 1974

Hometown: Mexico City

Education: PhD in Ecology

Occupation: Conservation ecologist and assistant professor 

Expeditions: Popocatepetl Volcano, the Chihuahua Desert, the Mayan Forest, Melgat Tiger Reserve (India), crossing southern Africa from Mozambique to Namibia

Favorite Places to Be: To be fully present wherever I am

Best Discovery: That there is still so much to discover, especially when you ask the simplest questions; by studying sex differences of jaguar habitat use we can detect areas of human-jaguar conflict. One of every seven threatened species are in the world’s zoos, being an incredible resources of conservation science and knowledge. 

Favorite Item in the Field: Binoculars, a journal and of course my husband

Personal Hero: Darwin and James Hansen

Hobbies: Learning to cook food from all over the world, yoga and traveling 

Advice: If you are passionate about something, keep doing it, fight for it, enjoy it, and if you are not doing it perfectly, do not give up, just keep doing it. For sure you will get there and then you will remember the journey with nostalgia.