Irina joined CSF in 2018 as a Technical Assistant and is now the Communications Manager in Bolivia. She holds a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Military School of Engineering in La Paz, Bolivia, and a master’s degree in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development from the Institute of Ecological Research (IPE) in São Paulo, Brazil. Her experience includes environmental and industrial safety consulting in addition to conducting research on wetlands in the Sajama National Park in Bolivia and with coffee producers in Caconde, São Paulo, Brazil. Irina speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and English. She is an avid soccer fan with a love for visiting natural spaces and protected areas, enjoying sushi and spicy food, and spending time with her sister, mother, and two dogs, Faustino and Mia.