Macarena Cárdenas Ypa- SPANISH INTERPRETATION WEBINAR COORDINATOR
Macarena, Argentinian, lives in Tucumán. She studied biology at the National University. She worked as an interpreter at the Miguel Lillo Natural Science Museum for eight years, especially with young aged groups, and currently works in the botanical garden. She is passionate about the plants and their interactions with other alive beings. In her free time, she likes reading, gardening, and nature walks with her family.
DR. JESSICA FEFER - COORDINATOR PUP MEMBERSHIP WEBINARS
Jessica, American, is an associate professor at Kansas State University. Her focus areas include visitor use management, protected area management and parks and outdoor recreation as related to visitor experiences, health and well being. While studied for her PhD at Clemson, she has worked on informing and developing several visitor use management plans for the U.S. National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Tennessee state park system. She has taught several undergraduate courses in parks, outdoor recreation, and tourism; and has taught a graduate level course in the human dimensions of protected area management. Her dissertation research focused on improving methods for planning for, and managing visitor experiences in protected places. She was a general member before assuming the post of publications and conferences manager and then Vice President.
ANA LEVY HYNES - WEBINAR SCHOLARSHIPS COORDINATOR
Ana Levy Hynes, Argentinian, studied biology at the National University of Tucuman, Argentina where she lives. She also specializes in heritage interpretation which she studied at the Univesitat Oberta de Catalunya in Spain. Currently she is pursuing her Master’s degree in Environmental Management at the National University of Tucuman. For two years she taught nature interpretation and environmental education in the major of protected area management at the Claes Olrog Institute which is an academic consortium between the National Parks Administration of Argentina and the National University of Tucuman. In her free time, she likes to paint, make land art, and gardening. She was a general member before assuming this post.
Mariana Marín Solano - MEMBERSHIP SHIPPING MANAGER
Mariana, Costa Rican, has a bachelor’s degree in Ecotourism from the University of Costa Rica and is currently working as a receptionist in Grano de Oro Hotel, San Josй Costa Rica. While being a student she developed some projects related to heritage interpretation, tourism inventory and culture. She loves nature, animals and everything related to conservation. She sees heritage interpretation as a perfect tool to teach people how to preserve the environment and natural resources.
is an architect and a recent graduate of the Master of
Environmental Management program from Yale University. During his time
at Yale, Leandro focused on environmental policy and industrial ecology,
paying special attention to innovative ways to promote sustainability
in the built environment by implementing circular economy approaches.
Leandro's professional experience include roles such as project manager
and environmental consultant, assisting several organizations in
Argentina, Germany, the United States and South Africa.
PUP Publications coordinator -- Position open