Paulina Sepa Egas

Curator of the Marine Collection

Paulina Sepa-Egas, a native biologist of the Galápagos Islands, completed her studies and earned her degree from the University of Guayaquil in 2021. Her trajectory, which began in 2018, spans both the academic and professional realms. Initially, she volunteered at the Galápagos National Park Directorate (DPNG) and the Charles Darwin Research Station (FCD). During this period, she specialized in Fisheries, Submarine Mountains, and Deep Ecosystems. Subsequently, she played a significant role working in the program for vulnerable species at the Public Institute of Aquaculture and Fisheries Research (IPIAP).

With a strong background in fisheries, ecology, and technical management of marine species, Paulina has contributed as an author and co-author to scientific publications. In her ongoing commitment to research, she rejoined the Charles Darwin Foundation in February 2022, becoming an integral part of the Marine Collection team. Here, she actively contributes to the management, conservation, and documentation of marine collections. Additionally, she serves as an assistant in the Submarine Mountains project, actively participating in research around the Galápagos Marine Reserve.

Her professional goal is to persist in conducting research that not only enriches knowledge but also produces tangible results to promote conservation and sustainable management in the Galápagos Marine Reserve.