Managing Director, SCBI-CCS Peru Hub
Central Coast, Peru
Ximena is a marine scientist with over 15 years of research and conservation experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. Most of her research has been focused on understanding the ecology and evolution of marine species applying molecular tools. Since 2015, in close collaboration with Peruvian and international scientists, Ximena led a long-term environmental research program to investigate the influence and impact that man-made infrastructure and port operations have on nature, from species to ecosystems, to identify best practices and science-based solutions. During her graduate and post-graduate studies, Ximena has mentored 30+ students at early stages of their professional careers and since 2017, she trains and advises professionals and conservation practitioners to promote and support the development of sustainable marine infrastructure.
Ximena is a contributor to the Central Coast, Peru Observatory.