CME Staff

Diana Vásquez (Msc Marine Biology)

Executive Director

Diana is a Honduran marine biologist graduated from the National Autonomous University of Honduras with a master’s degree in project management and an orientation in environmental education. With over 10 years of experience leading specific programs for coastal and marine resources management along the Pacific and the Atlantic coasts, Diana has helped support the deve more...


Francis Manzanares (Business Management)

Administrator

Francis graduated from the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) as a professional in Business Administration and subsequently studied Local Economic Development and Human Rights. For several years she has worked on the development of projects targeting fishing communities from southern Honduras as well as in Human Rights proyects. During this time she has more...


Mariela Ochoa (Eco-Tourism)

Community liaison

Mariela graduated in 2009 as a professional in tourism from the Regional University of the Atlantic Littoral. During her last internship in Cayos Cochinos marine protected area she developed a project to develop a tourism strategy that promoted the fisher’s livelihood and relationship with the resources of the sea. Her work then extended to other marine protected area more...


Jimmy Andino (Msc Biology)

Resident Researcher

Bachelors in biology and Masters in Tropical Management. Jimmy joins the CEM team after leading the Spiny Lobster Initiative for USAID and bringing his wealth of experience and contacts from 4 years of working with the industrial fisheries and the Miskitu groups. He currently coordinates the project for capacity building and effective lobster fishery management, which more...


Andrés Alegría (Biologist)

Resident Researcher

As a Honduran biologist graduated form Honduras Autonomous National University (UNAH), Andrés has been involved in protected areas management for the last 8 years. Since 2004, he has focused primarily on Biological Monitoring & Surveillance programs aimed to develop an adaptive management approach towards conservation efforts, i.e., science based conservation. While w more...


Cristhian Perez (Eco-Tourism)

Community liaison

Cristhian is a young professional graduated in 2014 with a mayor in eco-tourism from the Regional University of the Atlantic Littoral. He started his career as community liason specialist at the Network of Touristic Communities in Honduras (LARECOTURH). Here he built participatory capacity for local fishers groups through an ecosystem-based marine conservation focus more...