Galapagos Workshop

Meet our team

Meet the men and women who make the magic happen at the Charles Darwin Foundation and its Research Station.

Meet our team

Liza Nagode

Deputy Director of Fundraising

Lizeth Argoti

Accounting Assistant

Luis Cruz

Cleaning Assistant

Luis Fernández

Responsible of Institutional Assets

Macarena Parra

Principal Investigator - Sea Turtle Conservation

Magally Infante

Research Assistant

Margarita Masaquiza

Cleaning Assistant

María Beatríz Pérez

Junior Researcher

María José Barragán Paladines

Science Director

Mariela Padilla

Human Resources Coordinator

Mariuxi López

Executive Director's Assistant

Marta Romoleroux

Visiting Scientists Program Manager

Mateo Cruz

Logistic Manager

Mercedes Pincay

Senior Promoter

Miguel Pinto

Principal Coordinator of the Natural History Collections

Mikel Goñi

Information and Communication Technology Support

Miriam San José


Mónica Gutiérrez

Data Scientist

Mónica Tigse Vega


Mónica Verduga

Donor Relations Officer

Nathalia Tirado

Marine Invertebrate and Vertebrate Collections Assistant

Nicolás Moity

Senior Researcher in Marine Sciences & Geospatial expert

Nicolás Velasco


Nicolás Zapata

Social Scientist Junior

Andres Cruz

Protect Galapagos, Impact the World

The impact you make on this small ecosystem of enormous biodiversity is part of a larger footprint you are leaving for the world's future. Join us on our mission to safeguard one of our planet’s most important natural treasures through science and conservation action by making a donation today. Thank you for making an impact with us.