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Research Coordinator, Galapagos Science Center

Gabriela is a Master of Science in Environmental Management Engineering and a biologist committed to the conservation and restoration of the environment. Her personal mission is to be part of a multidisciplinary program that manages the interactions and impact of human societies on the environment and vice versa.

Gabriela has worked as a researcher for much of her career. Among the main areas of interest, we can name conservation biology, developmental biology, soil microbiology, among others. From her experience as a teacher and coordinator of environmental projects, in public and private institutions, she highlights that research and education are fundamental pillars when it comes to promoting the conservation and restoration of ecosystems.

Her passion working in conservation has led her to be an assistant project coordinator at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) of the Andean region. In addition, she has worked as coordinator of Biodiversity, Protected Areas and Streams in the Directorate of Natural Heritage of the Metropolitan District of Quito. Currently, she has joined the Galapagos Science Center team to continue her work in favor of conservation. She is aware that in order to conserve Galapagos is necessary to approach the subject from different points of view: scientific knowledge, public debate and political panorama.