I am the program leader of education and outreach initiatives for Latin America and the Caribbean, in the Center for Engagement in Science and Nature.
I was born and raised in Chile, South America, and since I can remember, I have enjoyed and loved nature. I completed my undergraduate studies in Neurobiology and Behavior and Spanish Literature and then my Ph.D. in Entomology at Cornell.
I joined the Lab in 2011 and have put my energy and passion into reaching, engaging, and supporting Spanish-speaking and underserved communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
At the Cornell Lab, I develop educational materials, webinars, and other online resources for diverse Latin American and Caribbean communities. I also organize and facilitate educational workshops for educators and community leaders and collaborate with formal and informal educators to co-develop educational materials tailored to their birds, ecosystems, and culture. In addition, I coordinate a mini-grant program for Latin American and Caribbean organizations to engage diverse communities in birding, participatory science, and actions for protecting birds and their habitats in balance with the local people and cultures.