OUR TEAM

Elite volunteers, working for Wildlife and People.

Tomás Urrutiua

TOMÁS URRUTIA

Fieldwork chief and Head of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Area

Wildlife Veterinarian, Tomás is a great naturalist and passionate about nature, wildlife and environmental education. It is the operational engine of our project, on 24/7 ground and always ready to handle any veterinary wildlife emergency.

Christian Osorio

CHRISTIAN OSORIO

Project Leader and Head of Ecology Area

Wildlife Biologist and Nature Photographer, Christian is passionate about wild carnivores and a lover of pumas. In addition to being in charge of the Ecology area, he participates in the Projects and Unit, generating projects and finding funds to conduct our activities.

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SEBASTIÁN YRARRÁZAVAL

Head of Zoo-Archeology Area

Archaeologist at the University of Chile, Sebastián is passionate about wildlife and an expert in skeletons, bone alterations and comparative anatomy. In addition, their work in the field, in Environmental Education and in the Project Unit are key to our work.

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MARÍA IGNACIA VALLEJOS

Head of Audiovisual Communication Area

Professional filmmaker from the University of Chile, María Ignacia is a cat lover and is in charge of the Audiovisual Communication area, key to our project. We believe that the dissemination of our work and education are as important as –or more important than– research and management, so the audiovisual area is essential to the impact we seek to generate.

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BÁRBARA OLMEDO

Audiovisual Communication Area

Filmmaker from the University of Chile, Barbara is a cat lover and passionate about field work. He is usually seen on the ground doing camera work with the other team members, and is a great co-pilot (Christian says).

Érika Sánchez

ÉRIKA SÁNCHEZ

Audiovisual Communication Area

Filmmaker from the University of Chile, cat lover, photographer and a great illustrator, Erika is a specialist in video edition and post-production, as well as animation.

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ÁNGELO ARAYA

Head of Human Dimensions of Conservation Area

Ángelo is a Professional Psychologist with a Master's Degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management. Passionate about Wildlife, Education and working with people, he is in charge of the Human Dimension Area in our team, developing an important work in the mitigation of human-wildlife conflicts.

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BÁRBARA CARRERA

Researcher. Ecology and Physiology Areas

Professional Biologist, Barbara is a specialist in mammalian reproductive endocrinology, has researched from humans to lemurs and  ha investigado desde humanos hasta lémures. Also, she natural fertility instructor certified by WOOMB International and member of Billings Chile. In addition to work with wild cats endocrinology, she carries out an important work in the project unit and the Environmental Education area.

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PAULA CARRERA

Head of Design Area

Industrial Designer from the University of Chile and water-bears lover, Paula is responsible for everything we generate is functional and beautiful. She is specialist in instructional design, so her work in our Environmental Education area is essential as well. Additionally, her work is key in the generation of both dissemination material and our own working tools.

MICHELLE VILLACÍS

Researcher. Ecology and Veterinary Areas

About to graduate from Veterinary Medicine at University of Chile, Michelle is passionate for wild felids and chilean carnivores. Currently, she is conducting her capstone research on puma trophic ecology.

MARIO MARCHANT

Musician, creator and composer. Audiovisual Communication Area.

Mario is passionate for music and animals. As a musician, he focuses on composition and works with our audiovisual communication professionals creating original music used on the soundtracks of the videos we generate.

WILLIAM CAMPILLAY

Head of the Bio-mathematics Area

Professor of Mathematics, William is passionate about mathematical objects, and beliefs they can explain natural phenomena. Currently, he is working on the inter-disciplinary project "Effects of predator body mass on community dynamics", which integrates mathematical and biological theories to understand living systems.

FERNANDA SÁNCHEZ

Researcher. Ecology, Veterinary and Human Dimensions Areas

Veterinarian with a specialization on biodiversity, conservation and environment, Fernanda is passionate about wildlife and nature. Her research interests are wildlife diseases, human-wildlife conflicts and protected areas.