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About Amanda Calvo Santana

Degree in Biology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), with a specialty in Botany from the University of Costa Rica (UCR). She worked in research for the Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory (CIBCM) of the University of Costa Rica. She extended her experience in the field of Botany and Ecology as a Naturalist Guide in the Ecuadorian Amazon for five years in various ecotourism projects with sociocultural significance and environmental conservation. She was certified as an Analog Forestry Trainer as well as a Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) with the New Mexico Permaculture Institute. She is currently in the final phase to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching from the State Distance University. She is the founder and administrator of the Red de Plantas Medicinales de Costa Rica. She currently teaches two courses at the Center for International Programs and Studies in Sustainability (CPIES) at Veritas University on “Tropical Botany” and “Agroecology and Sustainable Food Production Systems”. She is part of the work team that is designing and implementing the project of a center for education and research (Biocentro) of the Veritas University in Guanacaste.

Languages

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Country

Costa Rica

Focus Area

Botany, naturalist guide, permaculture, medicinal plants, agroecology and food production, education and research.