Stephanie Valle Cubero

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Stephanie Valle Cubero is the Environmental Education Coordinator and a guide at Toucan Rescue Ranch. She studied Tropical Biology at the National University (UNA) of Costa Rica and she is getting a Lic. degree on Natural Resource Management at the Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED). She is currently doing her thesis on Environmental Education, and she hopes to have a long-lasting impact on the local communities’ view and relationship with wildlife. Stephanie has worked as a naturalist guide since 2010 and also worked for the Organisation of Tropical Studies (OTS) as a teaching assistant for field courses on Tropical Biology for undergraduate students from the USA. Even before studying biology, Stephanie volunteered for ONGs that fight for wildlife in Costa Rica, like UESPRA and PRETOMA, and she has been an activist for several conservation campaigns and always felt passionate about wildlife conservation. One of Stephanie’s interests is ornithology, she is part of a group of women birders who want to change the environment around this activity, making it more inclusive and using it as a tool for environmental education.