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Gabriela Ang Montes de Oca

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Gabriela Ang Montes de Oca

Program Manager: Oaxaca´s Coast

Gaby manages our conservation projects in the coast of Oaxaca, focusing on sea turtle, coral reef and mangrove conservation. Her work includes implementing workshops that bring environmental awareness to the community and working with a variety of stakeholders from indigenous communities, government agencies, businesspeople and scientists, to reach agreements and collaborate on project that will further the conservation of the area.

Gaby has a Master’s Degree in Marine Biology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) where she worked on coral growth and its relationships with moon cycles. She previously worked in the Caribbean in a lionfish control program to reduce their negative impacts on coral reefs. 

Gaby is a certified SCUBA diver and has participated in monitoring efforts in the Mesoamerican Reef in the Caribbean.  Gaby enjoys SCUBA diving with her boyfriend in cenotes and caverns and to travel to new coastal places.