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Mónica Franco

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Mónica Franco

Deputy Director for COSTASALVAJE

Monica supervises our conservation efforts in Mexico. Her role within the organization is to support all of COSTASALVAJE’s field coordinators and Director, in the planning and execution of our conservation activities in each of the places we work and with our partners.

Mónica is a Biologist and holds a Masters of Science in Coastal Oceanography from the Autonomous University of Baja California. Her specialty and passion are marine mammals and she completed her thesis on the northern elephant seal in the Pacific islands in the Baja California peninsula. She previously worked in the Canary Islands with a team of veterinarians specializing in marine mammals at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. She also was an active volunteer with marine mammal standings in Ensenada, Baja California, and she currently donates her time to an organization that promotes the use of the bicycle as an alternative and sustainable mean of transportation.

Monica was our former coordinator in our Bahía Magdalena program, but recently moved back to Ensenada with her husband and two beagles: Momo and Darwin. Monica firmly believes in the power of the ocean: it made her choose her career, move to three different cities and dedicate her life to conservation!