EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LATIN AMERICA
Andrea has over 15 years of experience working in the management of environmental and conservation initiatives in Central America. Prior to joining HSI, Andrea was the conservation director for The Nature Conservancy in Costa Rica. She also spent several years working for a private equity renewable energy fund in Central America. Prior to that, she served for eight years as the senior environmental specialist for the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica. She holds a BSc in biology from the University of Costa Rica and a Master of Arts in geography with an emphasis in environmental policy from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Andrea is responsible for the development and implementation of HSI’s programs focused on animal welfare in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. These programs include efforts to curb animal cruelty cases, implementation of new legislation, building the capacity of local partners and governments, and initiatives to stop wildlife trafficking in the region.