Ana Victoria Moya Serrano

Junior Research Assistant

My name is Ana Victoria Moya Serrano; I am a resident of Galapagos. I studied marine biology at the International University of Ecuador in Quito and I am currently finishing the Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management, an interuniversity program between the Free University of Brussels, Ghent University and Antwerp University
My journey through the foundation began as a thesis student in the Seamounts project in 2015, when I graduated, in 2017, I returned as a volunteer for the Sharks project and I am currently in the position of junior research assistant for the project, helping to monitor sharks around the archipelago.
Since I was very young, my great motivation has been the protection of ecosystems and being able to be part of the shark project that seeks the conservation of these endangered species is a great privilege that motivates me to continue working and learning for the cause.


When a sandy patch becomes a shark scratching post: Learning about chafing behavior

The world of sharks is full of unknowns. It invites people around the world to dive into it and explore it. For those of us who allow ourselves to be seduced by this world so unfamiliar, and yet so...

Fulfilling sharky dreams

There is a saying that dreaming costs nothing. Over time, I have figured out that this is true! Putting in the time and dedication to what you love makes everything worthwhile: the boat seasickness...


The mission of the Charles Darwin Foundation and its Research Station is to tackle the greatest threats and challenges to Galapagos through scientific research and conservation action, in order to safeguard one of the world’s most important natural treasures.

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