Biologist with an MA in Environment, Development and Policy, and Advance Diploma Studies in Natural resources Conservation and Management. 6 Years experience in development and natural resources management, including coordination of rural education programs, GIS for land use evaluations, monitoring and evaluation methodologies (quantitative and qualitative) for rural development projects, ecological surveys, literature review and field exprience with local rural and indigenous communties. Experince in climate change adaptation and mitigation. Experience facilitating participatory, multi-stakeholder processes and conducting cross-disciplinary research. I am passionate about helping local communities to embrace and embody their own path to development and poverty reduction having as central axis the sustainable use of natural resources and ecosystem services.