Person: Paulina Sepa-Egas

Paulina Sepa-Egas the Marine Collections Auxiliary Assistant (MCCDRS) & Assistant to the Seamounts Project of the Galapagos Marine Reserve. She is a Galapagos biologist who graduated from the University of Guayaquil. During her bachelor’s degree studies, she also undertook internships at the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD), at the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) as part … Continued

Person: María José Barragán Paladines

Maria José is the Science Director for the Charles Darwin Foundation. María José Obtained a PhD in Geography (Human Geography) at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Canada. Her undergraduate in Biological Sciences at the Pontifical Catholic University and her later Master’s research at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) illustrated her research interest … Continued

Person: Dennisse Maldonado Castillo

Dennisse Maldonado Castillo is a geologist engineer who graduated from the University of Guayaquil. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems through the UNIGIS program at the University of Salzburg. Since 2014, she has been working at the Oceanographic and Antarctic Institute of the Navy, participating in various research projects. She … Continued

Person: Ricardo Visaira Coronel

Ricardo is a professional fisherman with a degree from the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral and a degree in Port Administration and Development from the Universidad del Pacifico. He has been working at the Galápagos National Park Directorate since 2003 and has served as Chief of Control and Surveillance for the Galápagos Marine Reserve (GMR) … Continued

Person: Stuart Banks

Stuart Banks is an oceanographer and marine ecologist by training from the National Oceanographic Centre, UK who has spent most of his career working in marine science for conservation and MPA development. Over twenty years ago, he began work at CDF with a NASA funded oceanography project based in Galapagos and since that point was … Continued