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All of our attorneys were born in Latin America and work in the region, as do many of the other members of our team. Our team works in offices in South America, Central America and North America.


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Astrid Puentes
Co-executive Director
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Anna Cederstav
Co-executive Director
United States
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Carlos Lozano Acosta
Senior Attorney, Freshwater Program
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Andrés Ángel
Scientific Advisor, Freshwater Program
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Janet Ávila
Executive Assistant
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Liliana Ávila
Senior Attorney, Human Rights and the Environment
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Emilia Carrara
Executive Assistant
United States
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Dena DeBry
Web Developer
United States
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Maria José Gonzalez-Bernat
Scientific Advisor, Marine & Coastal Protection
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Juana Hofman
Legal Coordinator, Colombian Network for Environmental Justice
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Gladys Martínez de Lemos
Senior Attorney, Marine & Coastal Protection
Costa Rica
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Anna Miller
Communications Advisor
United States
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Aída Navarro Barnetche
Human Resources Advisor
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Florencia Ortúzar Greene
Attorney, Chile
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Victor Quintanilla Sangüeza
Communications Coordinator
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Marcella Ribeiro d'Ávila Lins Torres
Legal Advisor, Human Rights and the Environment
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Magie Rodríguez
Legal Assistant, Marine & Coastal Protection
Costa Rica
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Wayne Salazar
Development Advisor
United States
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Ivette Sánchez
United States
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Daniel Camilo Thompson Poo
Legal Advisor, Marine & Coastal Protection
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Claudia Velarde Ponce de León
Legal Advisor, Freshwater Program
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Laura Yaniz
Social Media Manager

AIDA Board of Directors

Manolo Morales, Ecuador
Executive Director, ECOLEX

Jerónimo Rodriguez, Colombia
Subdirector of Natural Wealth Program, Chemonics International

Margot Venton, Canada
Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice

Chief Financial Officer
Martin Wagner, USA
International Program Director, Earthjustice 

Members of the Board

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru 
Climate and Energy Practice, WWF International

Pedro Solano, Peru 
Executive Director, Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA)

Xavier Martínez Esponda, Mexico
Technical Operating Director, Mexican Environmental Law Center (CEMDA)

Monica Roa, Colombia
Attorney and defender of women’s rights

Rafael Gonzalez, Costa Rica
President, Justice for Nature (JPN)

Gustavo Alanís
President, Mexican Environmental Law Center (CEMDA)
Rafael Gonzalez
President, Justice for Nature (JPN)
Manuel Morales
President, Executive Director, ECOLEX
Jerónimo Rodriguez
Environment Program Coordinator in Colombia, German Cooperation Agency
Pedro Solano
Vice-President, Executive Director, Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA)
Margot Venton
Secretary, Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice
Martin Wagner
Chief Financial Officer, International Program Managing Attorney, Earthjustice