Adjunct Professor at San Francisco State University’s Estuary & Ocean Science Center and Director of the California Current Group at Point Blue Conservation Science. Working to increase the pace, scale and impact of climate-smart conservation in the ocean. Priorities include developing science and tools to improve fisheries sustainability, guide ocean zoning, and build support for ocean conservation. Lead and manage a 16 staff group, 20-25 seasonal volunteers and 8-10 graduate students. Working collaboratively with partners at federal and state agencies, academia, and environmental NGOs to conduct applied science and implement solutions to reduce threats to wildlife and ensure sustainable human uses. Born and raised in Peru, I completed my BS in Biology at Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina in Peru (1992) and my PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of California Irvine (2004). I have marine fieldwork experience since 1987 in Peru, Galapagos, Antarctica, Alaska and California. I serve as science advisor to several federal and state agencies, and NGOs.