I am a marine scientist with over ten years of international experience in different fields, including Marine Protected Areas, coral reefs, genetics, ecology, deep-sea, climate change and scientific awareness in NGOs, private sector and academia. I am also a member of the Collaborative
Leadership Learning Forum, a program designed to identify outstanding individuals from Marine Protected Areas who have shown the promise of leadership. My professional goal is to pursue further challenges in the science-policy-society interface to ensure a sustainable management of marine resources.
Conference experience: A baseline study on the ecological and social values of seamount biodiversity in the Galapagos Marine Reserve IMPAC4 congress, Chile, 2017; Guidelines on genetic connectivity as a tool for assessing the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas. 41st CIESM Congress, Kiel, Germany, 12-16 September 2016; International conference on Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas. Integrated Management as a Response to Ecosystem Threats. Ancona, Italy. 15 - 17 October, 2015; ECSA 54, Coastal systems under change: tuning assessment and management tools, Sesimbra, Portugal (12-16 May 2014); ECSA 54- Coastal systems under change: tuning assessment and management tools, Sesimbra, Portugal (12-16 May 2014).
Media experience: Outreach campaign organizer (2017). Deep-sea and seamounts project. Charles Darwin Foundation; Scientific contribution in press (Galapagos matters, Traveler, Buenavida, El magazine digital); Short animation movie (script and direction): Zoe and her adventures in the Mediterranean Sea (Apr 2015); Blogger, Social networks & websites: National Geographic voices, Spanish Association of Scientific communication, Tumblr, Twitter. Jan 2010 – present