Gino comes from Peru, where he developed a fascination for the tropical ecosystems he frequently visited. He earned his B.S. in Biology at Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, with a focus on Ecology, and complemented his training in an Ecosystem Management international program as an exchange student at Western Washington University. After that, he completed a research internship at Texas A&M University, where he assisted in Red List assessments for the Small Mammals Specialist Group of IUCN. He has worked in an environmental consulting firm, informing mitigation practices for biodiversity components, as well as in WWF Peru, implementing wildlife conservation projects in the Amazon.
Currently, Gino is in his second year at Yale School of the Environment as a Master of Environmental Science candidate. He is interested in broadening his training in conservation, and aims to embrace the complexity of human-wildlife coexistence from a social-ecological perspective. At TFD, Gino is looking forward to working on the Forests and Climate Initiative and supporting processes of the organization.