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LACA Board of Directors

Rurik List, President
CBS Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Lerma, Mexico

Anthony J. Giordano, Chief Financial Officer
S.P.E.C.I.E.S./LifeScape International, Inc. and Texas Tech University, United States

Ana Luz Porzecanski, Director of Education
American Museum of Natural History, United States

Luis Gonzales Torres, Director of Membership and Programs
University of Havana, Cuba
Karla Pelz Serrano, Secretary
CBS Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Lerma, Mexico

Carolina Garcia, Director of Chapters 
Concepcion University, Chile

Carlos Roberto Chavarria, Director of Nominations, Policy and Audit
Tirimbina Rainforest Center, Costa Rica

Olivier Chassot, President Elect
Tropical Science Center, Costa Rica

Sandra Pompa Mansilla, Director of Communications
Instituto de Ecología, UNAM, Mexico

Clinton N. Jenkins, Director of Nominations
Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas, Brazil

J. Eduardo Ponce Guevara, Member-at-large
Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Future Members

If you are interested in being a member of the Latin America and Caribbean Board you must be a member of SCB and a member of the Section. Generally 2 to 4 board members are elected annually. The Call for Nominations goes out in March or April and the election runs in April or May. Each year section members receive an email about the open positions and the start of the election process. For more information about getting involved with this board, please contact a board member or