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Faculty & Staff

The ACM faculty, staff, and research advisors in Costa Rica have wide-ranging expertise and experience, as well as strong academic credentials, to support you in every phase of your coursework and independent research project.

Dr. Javier Espeleta, Director of the Costa Rica programs, is an ecologist and environmentalist who has been a leader in innovative and interdisciplinary projects in research, education, and outreach with a variety of universities and organizations in the US and Costa Rica, including the University of Washington, Biosphere 2, and the Tropical Science Center in San José.

Prior to the start of the program, and as the program begins, Dr. Espeleta will be in contact with you to discuss possible research topics and sites, and will match you with a research advisor to guide you in your independent project.

The program’s local research advisors are experts in their fields and are drawn from academic institutions, businesses, government agencies, and non-governmental and international organizations in Costa Rica.

Javier Espeleta
 

Javier Espeleta

Program Director

 
Marco Castro Rodriguez  

Marco Castro Rodriguez

Academic Coordinator

César Sánchez
 

César Sánchez

Field Research Coordinator

Carol Flores Solano
 

Carol Flores Solano

Student Services Coordinator

 

Iveth Duarte

Building Attendant