Staff

The Coastal Solutions Fellows Program is administered by Cornell University through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. All aspects of the program are managed by a small and effective team of bilingual professionals who are supported by a multisectoral Advisory Board.


  • Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta

    Director | Coastal Solutions Fellows Program

    Osvel (Ph.D., Wildlife and Fisheries Science, University of Arizona) has been working in conservation and research projects in northwestern Mexico since 1997, in particular in coastal and riparian areas of the Sonoran Desert. His recent activities include the evaluation and recovery of protected species, the implementation of community-based restoration…

  • Viviana Ruiz Gutierrez

    Research Associate | Cornell Lab of Ornithology

    Viviana is a Research Associate and Quantitative Ecologist for the Conservation Science Program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Viviana earned her BS in Tropical Biology from the National University of Costa Rica, her Ph.D. from the Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, and…

  • Emilia Duque

    Program Assistant | Coastal Solutions Fellows Program

    Emilia supports the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in various aspects of planning, coordination, and implementation of the Coastal Solutions Fellows Program. She completed her BSc in General Biology from Florida State University with a concentration in ecology and conservation…