I am Alejandra Echeverri a biologist and environmental consultant from Colombia. At the moment I am doing my PhD in Resource Management and Environmental Studies at the Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC.
My motivation to work every day is protecting biodiversity. Therefore, my research focuses on the interaction between humans and animals and is linked to conservation biology, environmental psychology, science communication, and ecology.
I have worked as an ornithologist, peace educator/facilitator for workshops and environmental consultant. My interests are wide and include speaking different languages, traveling, photography, drawing and of course being outdoors.
I am also strongly committed to advocacy. The causes I care about are: Women in Science, and achieving gender equality in science, and I advocate for youth in the Convention of Biological Diversity at the United Nations, where I’m trying to help countries and parties to take Youth more seriously when implementing strategies to conserve biodiversity.
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