Senior Community Conservation Coordinator
Keller Science Action Center
Ana Lemos is an environmental social scientist and is the Community Conservation Coordinator with the Keller Science Action Center where she coordinates the center's conservation for wellbeing program in Peru and is part of the social science team for rapid inventories in the Andes Amazon region.
Born in Venezuela and raised in the United States, Ana has always been interested in studying people and their environment. In 2009 she received her BA from Florida International University in Political Science with a certificate in Latin American studies and since then she has worked with international development projects to understand and improve natural resource management and relationships with local stakeholders in East Africa and South America. She has helped organize and facilitate various field courses on biodiversity conservation and methods for social inventories for conservation in the Colombian and Peruvian Amazon and was part of a team that conducted a social inventory of communities alongside the Mara River Basin in Tanzania. In 2017 Ana received her MSc in Environmental Studies focusing on natural resource management and environmental social science from Florida International University, during which time she was Program Manager for the School of Environement, Arts, and Society.
As the Senior Community Conservation Coordinator, Ana coordinates the Conservation for Wellbeing Project in the Peruvian Amazon as part of interdisciplinary team of biologists and social scientists dedicated to translating museum science into action for conservation and quality of life of local people by creating long-term strategies for integrating conservation, sustainable livelihoods, and local well-being. In addition, Ana is part of the social science team for rapid inventories in the Andes Amazon region.
2017 MSc Florida International University, Miami, FL, Environmental Studies
2009 BA Florida International University, Miami, FL, Political Science