Originally from Colombia, Pablo has also lived in Europe and the United States, where he received a BS in Biochemistry from Bowdoin College in 2009. He returned to Colombia to apply his knowledge of molecular biology to coral restoration and aquaculture projects, and developed a strong interest in the design and implementation of market-based, ecologically-sound strategies to ensure the sustainable use of marine resources. Pablo was selected for a Latin American Fisheries Fellowship at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received aMaster's of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) degree. Over the past three years, he has worked with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Rare, and Conservation International, most recently supporting the Ocean Health Index program in Latin America. He has also actively pursued entrepreneurial ventures based on the thesis he co-authored at UCSB, "Promoting sustainable development in ecologically vulnerable areas through ecotourism," and is currently in negotiations to establish a model site in Nicaragua. In April 2015, Pablo moved to the Galapagos Islands to support the Galapagos Marine Reserve re-zoning efforts in partnership with the Sustainable Fisheries Group, Conservation International and the Galapagos National Park.