Staff

Staff

Mariana Varese
Director, Amazonía
Mariana Varese is the Director of Amazon Landscapes and the Citizen Science for the Amazon Project at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). A natural resources economist with over 15 years of conservation experience in the Amazon and Latin America and the Caribbean, Mariana Varese holds an M.A. In Latin American Studies from the University of Florida. Mariana has ample experience in community-based conservation, landscape and multi-scale conservation approaches, natural resource economics, and evidence-based participatory planning and adaptive management. Her current areas of interest citizen engagement in science, conservation and sustainable development; the effective use of evidence in decision making; and public goods.
Monica Quispe
Coordinator, Accounting - Peru
Monica is a Certified Public Accountant who finished her studies in the Peruvian University Unión. She has worked in both the public and private sector, as a specialist in the logistic sector Municipal Governments and education program budgets in the Ministry of Education. She has 15 years of experience working in NGOs who focus on a variety of themes including rights of women, child labor rights, public health, human rights, and environmental conservation. She began working in WCS in 2010, and is the current coordinator of accounting and internal administration in WCS’s Peru office.
Paola Matayoshi
GIS Specialist
Paola Matayoshi serves as GIS Specialist at WCS.
PAOLA NACCARATO
Intern
PAOLA NACCARATO serves as Intern at WCS.
Rivas
Administrative Assistant
Rivas serves as Administrative Assistant at WCS.
Rosa Vento
Specialist. Wildlife Trafficking and Health Initiative
Rosa studied Biology at the Ricardo Palma University and studied postgraduate studies in Natural Resource Conservation at the National Agrarian University of La Molina. Is currently studying Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management at the National University of San Marcos. He worked as a specialist in wildlife in INRENA and in management of threatened species in the Ministry of Agriculture. He was CITES Management Authority and was in charge of the implementation of the Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species - CMS, in the National Forestry and Wildlife Service until 2016. In 2017, he joined WCS to work on the Initiative on Wildlife Trafficking and Health. Their interests are related to the conservation of species.
Willy Maldonado
Coordinator, Puno
Willy studied biology at the Universidad Nacional del Altiplano, he has a master's degree in ecology and is currently conducting a study in three landscapes species in the Bahuaja - Sonene National Park for getting his Doctor degree. His work experience is linked to the management and conservation of biodiversity, improving human capabilities, development of bio-based lines, environmental education, environmental management and the development of environmental projects; as well as, teaching at the graduate level. His interests are linked to conservation biology, ecosystem restoration and conservation management.
Yovana Murillo
Program Officer, Wildlife Health and Policy

Yovana studied veterinary medicine at the Alas Peruanas University and received a diplomacy in Wildlife Management and Conservation at the Major National University of San Marcos. She has worked in various clinics with exotic animals, and has elaborated management plans and master plans of fauna ex situ, while evaluating rescue centers set up to take care of confiscated animals from illegal trade. In 2011, she joined WCS to work in the Wildlife Health and Policy initiative. Her interests span wildlife management and conservation topics, as well as a particular interest in seabirds.

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