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Carolina Proa
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Carolina is an ecuadorian national that grew up in Quito, the capitol of Ecuador. Since a very early age she has been committed to the wellbeing of animals and nature in general. Ecuador is one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world and it has been her goal to explore it in its entirety. She has worked extensively in both the amazon jungle and the pacific coast. Her travels and passion for nature lead her to the Galapagos Islands where she now lives. Carolina did her undergraduate degree at the University of San Francisco in Quito in Applied Ecology. Currently she is a PhD. student at the International Max Planck School for Organismal Biology. Her dissertation focuses on the at-sea distribution of the the critically endangered Galapagos dark-rumped petrel (Oceanodroma phaeopygia).

Feel free to contact her at carolina.bps@gmail.com or at cp@tierramar.org
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Sebastian M Cruz


Sebastian is an ecuadorian national that was raised in the Galapagos. He is passionate about the conservation and management of the unique wildlife that inhabit these islands. Thus he has been part of several projects for the past 14 years that includes giant tortoises, eradication of introduced species, oil spill cleanups and seabird ecology. Sebastian did his undergraduate degree at the University of San Francisco in Quito in Applied Ecology. Currently he is a PhD. student at the International Max Planck School for Organismal Biology. His dissertation focuses on the movement ecology of swallow-tailed gulls (Creagrus furcatus), a unique and beautiful seabird.

Feel free to contact him at sc@tierramar.org or at cruz.seb@gmail.com