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

Oliver Gallegos

Responsible for Procurement and Acquisitions

Oskar Cortéz

Junior Support Technician

Paola Lahuatte


Patricia Jaramillo Díaz

Principal Investigator - Galapagos Verde 2050

Patrick Moldowan

Principal Investigator - Giant Tortoise Conservation

Paulina Sepa Egas

Curator of the Marine Collection

Paúl León

Geospatial Analyst

Paúl Mayorga

Technical Assistant

Pedro Gómez

Field Assistant

Pelayo Salinas de León

Co-Principal Investigator - Shark Ecology & Conservation

Phil van Haarlem

Chief Financial Officer

Rakan Zahawi

Executive Director and CEO

Rashid Cruz

Assistant Audiovisual Production Administrator

Renato Freire

IT Assistant

Renee Monroe

Senior Director U.S. Fundraising

Romina Cahuana

Environmental Education Assistant

Rosita Calderón Barrera


Roxana Bazurto

Warehouse Manager

Sarah Ryan Enright

Ocean Governance Researcher

Saúl Aguirre


Sergio Zamora

Junior Promoter

Sofía Aguilar

Field Assistant

Solange Andrade

Research Assistant

Stefan Loosveld

Institutional Promotion Coordinator

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.