2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow


282 Fellows

58 Countries

All 7 Continents

Ana Laura Barillas Gómez

2016 Fellow

Director, Protected Areas Conservation Program at Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature

Mexico City DF 3910

Ana’s primary function is to be responsible of the operation of these two programs. Her responsibilities include raising funds for the Mexican System of PA, fostering sustainable coastal development and fisheries management in the Gulf of California and Northwestern Mexico, identifying potential projects, enhancing collaboration between civil society organizations and government agencies, supporting grantees’ capacity building needs and leading the PA learning community. Ana joined FMCN in 2007 as FANP’s technical assistant, in 2011 she became coordinator and in 2014 Director of the Protected Areas Conservation Program. Since March 2016, she is also responsible of the Coastal and Marine Program. Before this, Ana collaborated with different conservation projects as research assistant in many Mexican PA. Ana has a Master in Science from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and she obtained her B.S. degree from the Universidad de las Américas Puebla with a major in Biology (with honors) and a full scholarship.