Director of Capacity Development, Rare

Claudia is passionate about contributing to community and environmental well-being.

In her current role as Director of Capacity Development at Rare, she guides and supports the creation of training and program delivery support tools for the implementation of the Fish Forever program in the Philippines, Indonesia, Mozambique, Brazil and Mesoamerican Reef Region. Her previous Rare experiences include Training Director for the Brazil and Latin America offices which included coordinating the customization, execution and evaluation of global curriculum for the fisheries management, reciprocal water agreements and alumni programs implementing projects in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.

Prior to joining Rare, she was Peace Corps Mexico’s Technical Trainer for the Technology Transference and Environmental Programs and Peace Corps Honduras’ Programming & Training Specialist for the Protected Areas Management Program. Before that, she worked with the European Union and ChildFund on consultant projects in environmental education and risk management with public school teachers, communities and municipal leaders in Central America; taught an undergraduate Ecology class for nearly five years and conducted numerous qualitative environmental assessments. Claudia holds Environmental Engineering and Management degrees.