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.
ELLEN MALLOWAYEllen, American, is a graduate of Arizona State University's online Master of Sustainable Tourism program with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her ultimate career goal is to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds to create a lasting positive impact in communities and destinations using sustainable/regenerative strategies. She has always loved learning about and visiting cultural and natural heritage sites across the globe and believes sustainable tourism is one of the best means to protect these invaluable resources.
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.
Eric vargas - Assistant membership managerEric, Costa Rican, studied Biology at the University of Costa Rica. He has experience as a teaching and research assistant, as well as an independent consultant in environmental education. He served as volunteer coordinator for the I Latin American Congress on Heritage Interpretation. He is currently working on his degree in environmental interpretation at the University of Costa Rica with a topic in Ecology and Interpretation training with a tourism company in Turrialba, Costa Rica, and with support from PUP.
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.