Claudia has more than 25 years of experience working in the conservation of coastal marine resources. She has a Bachelor’s Science degree in Natural Resources Management and Wild Life from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and a Master’s Science degree in Earth and Environmental Resources Management from the University of South Carolina, EE.UU. She also has a Licentiate in Aquaculture from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala. Claudia has worked for organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife Fund, OSPESCA, the National Council of Protected Areas in Guatemala, and the Central American Bank of Economic Integration, among others. She joined MAR Fund in 2017, where she specialized as a project coordinator, achieving significant results in the conservation and protection of the coastal marine resources of the Mesoamerican Reef Region.
Reef Rescue Initiative
Daniela Larios is an environmental engineer graduated from the Universidad Católica de Honduras. Since 2019 she has worked in climate activism as part of Unite for Climate Action, a diverse group of young people from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe working together to foster accessibility in climate action international decision-making spheres for the youth of Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2020, she became part of MAR Fund, as the technical assistant of the Reef Rescue Initiative -RRI-. Daniela Larios will be pursuing her master’s degree in Oceanography and Marine Environmental Management at the Universitat of Barcelona, Spain.
Claudia Alejandra Ocaña
Reef Rescue Initiative
Bilingual executive assistant with Business Administration studies, with more than 15 years of experience supporting high-level executives in different areas such as real estate, construction, and education. Her experience as event coordinator for local and international activities, goal achievement monitoring, and project management have increased her motivation to pursue excellence. Claudia joined MAR Fund in June 2021, as Financial and Administrative Assistant for RRI, where she provides support in budget administration, assists in logistics and accounting; manages the expenses control, and assists in building budget reports. She manages the execution of the assigned project funds, preparation of financial reports to the donor, and monitoring of administrative processes.