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.
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.
Olivia Parrott - Webmaster
Olivia, North American, has a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish from Lake Forest College, and is currently working as an intern for the Sustainable Living Guide and as a Spanish tutor. As a student she worked with PUP while studying abroad to help develop the project at Mistico Park. She loves spending time in nature, learning about other cultures, and travel. She plans to develop her career around environmental sustainability.
SUBHANI RATH - PUBLICATIONS COORDINATOR
Subhani, Indian, is a passionate researcher and a teacher. She specialized in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at master’s level from Pondicherry University. She graduated from biological sciences. Her broad area of research is sacred forests and biodiversity conservation. She works in the remote forest areas of Odisha exploring the socioecological systems and interdisciplinary linkages in addition to developing participatory approaches to understand local perceptions and values pertaining to conservation of sacred forests. She enjoys travelling to natural landscapes away from human habitation where nature is in full glory and meeting new people where we can exchange cultures, share ideas and enrich experiences. Apart from these pursuits she also writes nature poetry.
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.