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VISION

The Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) generates scientific knowledge and integrates this knowledge to craft environmental management initiatives to promote sustainable development and, where needed, restoration and reforestation. Powering science and society for environmental solutions.

MISSION

CINCIA focuses on developing solutions on how to reforest and restore degraded areas in one of the most biodiverse places on earth: the Peruvian Amazon.  Our scientists work to build trust with government leaders, conservation specialists, miners and farmers to use the land more efficiently and with less environmental damage. The work we do will serve as a model for large-scale reforestation and restoration, improved biodiversity conservation, and more sustainable small-scale mining and farming techniques throughout the Amazon.

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Our Team

Wake Forest University

Luis E. Fernandez
Luis E. Fernandez
Executive Director
Luis E. Fernandez is the Executive Director of the Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian.
Miles R. Silman
Miles R. Silman
Associate Director of Science
Miles R. Silman is Professor of Conservation Biology at the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation and.
Carol L. Mitchell
Carol L. Mitchell
Deputy Project Director
Carol L. Mitchell, Ph.D., is the Deputy Project Director of CINCIA's Alliance for Science and.

Management

Cesar Ascorra
Cesar Ascorra
National Director
Cesar Ascorra is one of the most respected ecologists working in Peru's Amazon region. He is.
Monica Carrillo
Monica Carrillo
Director of Finances and Administration

Coordinators

Julio Araújo
Julio Araújo
Coordinator, Aquatic Ecosystems Program
Dr. Julio Araújo is the program coordinator of CINCIA's Aquatic Biodiversity program. Julio has extensive.
France Cabanillas
France Cabanillas
Deputy Coordinator, Ecosystem Restoration Program
France Cabanillas is the Deputy Coordinator of CINCIA's Ecosystem Restoration Program. France has extensive experience.
Roosevelt Garcia
Roosevelt Garcia
Coordinator, Ecosystem Restoration Program
Roosevelt Garcia is the Coordinator of CINCIA's Ecosystem Restoration Program.   Roosevelt García is an.
Julio Magán
Julio Magán
Coordinator, Pro Agua II Project
Julio Magán is the coordinator of CINCIA's PRO-Agua II project, a collaboration between CINCIA, Wake.
Marta Torres
Marta Torres
Program Coordinator, Policy and Education Impact Program
Marta Torres leads CINCIA's Outreach and Education team.   Marta holds a Bachelor's degree in education.
Claudia Vega
Claudia Vega
Program Coordinator, Mercury Program
Claudia Vega is the Coordinator of CINCIA's Mercury Program. Claudia has extensive expertise in the.

Specialists

Carmen Acho
Carmen Acho
Program Assistant, Policy and Education Impact Program
Carmen Acho is a program assistant in CINCIA's Education and Policy Impact Program.   She has experience.
Jhon Farfan
Jhon Farfan
Specialist, Ecological Restoration Program
Jhon Farfán is a reforestation specialist in CINCIA's Ecosystem Restoration Program. Trained as a forest.
Richard Huamán
Richard Huamán
Program Assistant, Ecosystem Restoration - Seedling Nursery
Martín Pillaca
Martín Pillaca
Specialist, Remote Sensing/Artificial Intelligence Program
J. Martin Pillaca is the leader of CINCIA's GIS and Drone team and is a.
Jessica Pisconte
Jessica Pisconte
Program Assistant, Mercury Program
Jessica Pisconte is a research program assistant in CINCIA's Mercury Program. Jessica trained as a.
Edwin Quispe
Edwin Quispe
Technician, Remote Sensing/Artificial Intelligence Program
Edwin Quispe has a degree in forest engineering from the National Agrarian University of La.
Vivian Ruiz
Vivian Ruiz
Specialist, Evaluation and Monitoring Program
Vivian Ruiz is CINCIA's program monitoring and evaluation metrics specialist.  Vivian has extensive experience in.

Administration

Naysha Cáceres
Naysha Cáceres
Administrative Assistant
Natysha Cáceres has a degree in accounting, specializing in business administration and management. She has.
Lilian Colque
Lilian Colque
Financial Assistant
Lilian Colque is an administration professional with extensive experience in public and private institutions. She.
Massiel Cueto
Massiel Cueto
Specialist, Administrative and Financial
Massiel Cueto has a degree in economic, administrative and accounting sciences from the Andean University.
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Our Partners

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY