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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New staff member as Amigos de Sian ka’an-GVI liaison!

We would like to take this opportunity to announce and welcome Baruch Figueroa to the GVI Mexico team. He is joining us as the Amigos de Sian Ka’an (ASK) and GVI liaison, a recently created position that will reinforce ASK presence in the expeditions as he will be continually visiting the bases, talking about ASK projects, aiding in the standardization of staff and volunteer training and leading some of the data analysis and publication results.

Baruch is an old friend of GVI as he was the first Mexican to be granted with the National Scholarship Programme at the very beginning of the GVI Mahahual expedition. He then was chosen as an Intern and stayed as a staff member for a year in Mahahual. Afterwards he accomplished a Masters degree in Marine and Coastal Resources Evaluation and Management in Costa Rica and Mexico and for the last two years he has been working with Amigos de Sian ka’an in different research projects.

We are very happy to have Baruck on board as his expertise will add a lot to what we currently have in the Mexico team! Bienvenido Baruck!

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