COUNTRY DIRECTOR, ARGENTINA
Marina Ratchford has over 20 years of experience helping organizations with international initiatives in policy, science and the environment, in the areas of research, advocacy and capacity building. Her work has mainly focused on the Latin America and Caribbean region, including positions with The Nature Conservancy, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, publisher of Science) and as the Branch Chief for Latin America at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Since relocating to South Florida, Marina has worked as a consultant on issues including wildlife trafficking and trade, animal wellness issues, the ivory sales industry and advocacy in Latin America and the Caribbean to advance protection of endangered species. In this capacity, Marina plans and leads multidisciplinary projects, building cooperative networks with internal and external partners.
Born and raised in Argentina, Marina is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.