Nathalia Tirado

Marine Invertebrate and Vertebrate Collections Assistant

Since her arrival in the Galapagos Islands in the 1990s, Nathalia has been captivated by their exceptional beauty and biodiversity. After completing her studies in Biological Sciences at the Central University of Ecuador, she collaborated with the Charles Darwin Foundation (FCD) as a research assistant from 2007 to 2013. Her experience in Services Quality in Tata Consultancy Services. Passionate about the sea, Nathalia took up diving, joining the Submarine Ecological Monitoring team, thereby strengthening her knowledge and skills in biodiversity. She is well acquainted with the submarine environments of the islands, reinforcing her commitment to this geographic point.  Her knowledge in taxonomy and ecology led her to the team of Natural History Collections as a Taxonomy Assistant since April 2021. She is currently involved in the Deep Water Systems project, focused on integrating information and documenting the marine biodiversity of the last 25 years of institutional research.

Andres Cruz

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