I have a PhD in Ecological Economics from the Australian National University, a Master of Science in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health from the University of Edinburgh, a master’s degree in Environmental Management from the Interamerican University of Costa Rica, and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Latin University of Costa Rica.
I have been an international consultant and speaker for over a decade in topics related to natural capital valuation, green and blue economy, financial mechanisms for conservation, environmental policy design, climate change, and environmental management, among others. I also have the fortune of collaborating with various global initiatives, such as the Intergovernmental Science‑Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) where I am a lead author for the America’s assessment, and author of the assessment on the multiple values of nature; I am the chair for Costa Rica of the Ecosystem Services Partnership as well as a member of the Steering Committee of this institution, and I am a member of the IUCN thematic group on ecosystem services from the Commission of Ecosystem Management.
Beyond the scientific world, I have also pursued my dream to become a conservation photographer dedicated to communicate science through this wonderful art.
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Over the last decade, I've had the wonderful opportunity to conduct research all over the world for a wide variety of clients carefully selected for this work on nature conservation and restoration.