I am a professor and researcher at the Faculty of Marine Sciences, University of Baja California in Ensenada, Mexico. My undergraduate studies were in Biology, and my master’s and doctoral studies were in Coastal Oceanography. My theses were focused on dolphin and sea lion populations, their dynamics, behavior, and genetic structure.
I have published several scientific papers and advised undergraduate and graduate students. I teach in the graduate program in Molecular Ecology and Biotechnology, as well as in the undergraduate program in Oceanography. I advised Denise during her master’s thesis research on the abundance of harbor seals in Mexico.
My research is on seals and sea lions in Mexico and other countries. Part of my studies is focused on genetics and ecology to be applied in management and conservation of vulnerable species. For 18 years I have been participating in an NGO that responds to marine mammal strandings along the coast of Ensenada, Baja California.