Archives: Team

Mariagrazia Graziano

Project Officer, EC-JRC

Mariagrazia is a biologist with a PhD in marine ecology, marine resources management and conservation. She has a background in experimental ecology methods to highlight biodiversity changes in relation to human impacts and protection measures (Marine Protected Areas) and in applying causal framework (such as Driving-Pressure-State-Impact-Response) to describe the interactions between society and the environment. […]

Jose Courrau

Thematic Expert, IUCN

Dr. José Courrau is a Costa Rican biodiversity conservation expert with more than 30 years of experience. Dr. Courrau began his career in the National Park Service of Costa Rica as a protected area manager. During his professional career, he has worked for government agencies, international organizations (IUCN, UNESCO), universities (University of Queensland, Australia), and […]

Justin Springer

Technical Assistant, IUCN

Justin Springer is an environmental professional with international experience in biodiversity conservation across Latin America, the Caribbean and United Kingdom. He has a background in Landscape Ecology and is interested in linking field research and spatial analyses for biodiversity conservation. Justin joined IUCN in 2019 to support the implementation of the BIOPAMA programme.

Hyacinth Armstrong-Vaughn

Protected Areas Officer, IUCN

Hyacinth is a dual national of Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados and has worked in the conservation field for over 15 years. She joined IUCN in October 2013 and is coordinating the Caribbean component of the BIOPAMA Programme.

Anton Shepherd

Web Application Developer, UWI-CPAG

Anton has worked as a Developer, Consultant and Project Manager of digital technologies for regional and international partners. His passion for the opportunities that lie at the intersection between technology and business drives his continued interest in creating data-driven solutions that impact and improve lives.

Renice Medford

Communication Officer, UWI-CPAG

Renice is a Communications and Sustainability professional, with key interests in climate change, biodiversity and sustainable tourism. She holds a Master of Laws in International Law and Sustainable Development from the University of Strathclyde (Scotland), and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and International Relations from the U.W.I (St. Augustine).

Dionne Carbon

Research Officer, UWI-CPAG

Dionne is a former Geography lecturer at the Dominica State College. She holds a degree in Geology from the University of Geosciences (Wuhan, China) and Natural Resource and Environmental Management from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill). Dionne has been working part-time with the Caribbean Gateway since 2016 as a Research Assistant engaging […]

Julian Walcott

Technical Officer, UWI-CPAG

Julian is trained in Ecology and Natural Resource and Environmental Management. Key interests include the management of terrestrial and marine ecosystems and the use of Geographic Information Systems for spatial and temporal analyses.

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