Luisa Arnedo, Manager, Conservation Leadership Program, coordinates all programming related to the TogetherGreen Fellows and alumni. Before joining TogetherGreen, Luisa advised EcoAnalytics on the effects of climate change on biodiversity and worked with the Conservation Leadership Programme at Conservation International providing advice and support to young conservationists. Prior to that, Luisa dedicated most of her career to work with endangered species of primates. Conducting fieldwork in the remote tropical rainforests of Colombia and the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, she worked with local stakeholders to reduce deforestation, incentivize forest restoration, and develop plans to connect fragments of forest through natural corridors. Luisa has a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, and a Master’s and a Doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Favorite bird/wildlife moment: Running into a puma that was less than 15 feet away from me. Seeing two king vultures flying away after feeding from a mountain tapir. Both events took place at the Macarena forest in Colombia.
What I wanted to be when I was little: A dancer.
Extracurricular activity that would surprise people: I wasn’t born with a nice voice but I love to sing. Some times I can sing for hours…..in the privacy of my own home of course!
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