Carla Mere Roncal
Carla is a conservation biologist who has worked in the Andes Amazon region since 2013. Prior to joining Andes Amazon Fund, she completed her dissertation research on the use of conservation technologies to explain key questions in tropical ecology. During her graduate studies she oversaw the geospatial component of the Governance and Infrastructure in the Amazon Project across four Amazonian regions. Carla managed the science and bird observatory program of a biological station in southeastern Peru. She has also lived and worked closely with Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon, strengthening the importance of local Indigenous knowledge.
Carla holds a P.h.D in Forest Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida, a M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason University, and a B.S. in Biology from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru. As a Peruvian with Amazonian ancestry, Carla has a strong commitment to ensure the protection of its biodiversity and human-wellbeing.