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.
Christine hanna - pup notes editor
Having grown up as a third-culture kid, Christine, Egyptian, had decided to come back to her home country, Egypt, where she completed her bachelor’s of arts degree with a major in Psychology and minor in International Relations from the American University in Cairo. Following her studies, Christine worked at UNESCO Vietnam as Program Officer, leading programs in Disaster Risk Reduction, gender equality and the preservation of cultural heritage. During her time in Vietnam, she also served UNESCO as Communications & Reporting Officer. She now works with the UN World Food Program in Egypt as Senior Information Management and Performance Reporting Associate.Parallel to her professional experience Christine supported community outreach activities as a member of the Hanoi Counseling Psychology Group, providing therapeutic and psycho-social support to those in need, and founded an English teaching program for orphans in Yangon, Myanmar.
MARIELA GARCIA - SPANISH INTERPRETATION WEBINAR COORDINATOR
Mariela, Costa Rican, is a biologist with a degree in Environmental Interpretation from the University of Costa Rica. She has been always interested in nature conservation issues and found in interpretation the way to show others the value of our natural heritage and the importance of its preservation. Mariela works at Tirimbina Biological Reserve, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserve the rainforest, through environmental education and research, financed by ecotourism. At Tirimbina she has worked as naturalistic guide and currently is in charge of the environmental education program.
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.
KIRSTEN CLAUER - WEBMASTER