Hello from Cordoba
Short summary of my career in conservation
Hello everyone! My name is Victoria Lassaga and I am currently working as a Project Manager at Natura International NGO.
My interest in nature and especially in animals goes back to when I was very young, I used to watch documentaries, series like The thornberrys and when I went to the countryside I used to observe snakes, frogs and birds. As a teenager I began to understand environmental issues.
Then I chose biology as a profession and that's when I became more interested in conservation itself. In 2017, it was the turning point because that was when I did a research internship in the Chaco region with mammals and camera traps that later led me to do an internship at the NGO Pacif Biodiversity Institute. At the same time I formally entered as a volunteer at the Jane Goodall Institute in my province, a space that helped me to see environmental education as something essential in conservation.
In 2018 I started my internship at Natura International, the organization where I have been working for more than 3 years and where we have projects for the creation of protected areas in Argentina. I am still part of the volunteer group of the Jane Goodall Institute and we currently have a socio-environmental reforestation project. At the beginning of the year I was certified as a PM4R master (now called PM4R Expert) by the Inter-American Development Bank.
I am also part of Rellac Joven since 2020 which helps me to connect with young conservationists in Latin America and the Caribbean and a month ago I was accepted to be a member of the IUCN Commission on Protected Areas.
I live in Cordoba Argentina since I was born (I'm 27 years old) and my future wishes are to do a master in conservation, maybe in Costa Rica, who knows?
Finally I have a hobby that complements my passion for nature which is photography, in my instagram I upload photos of the places I travel and the species I see for my work or in my personal travels.
Big hug from Córdoba, Argentina and if you have any questions or comments, please write me.