Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Marina has been working in rainforest conservation, especially in the Amazon region, since 1989. Prior to joining the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, she was the program director of Natural Resource Management and Climate Change at Rainforest Foundation US, which she joined in 2010. In this position Marina worked in partnership with indigenous groups and local grassroots organizations in Central and South America to secure rights to their lands, support the implementation of natural management plans and influence policies to protect their resources.
She also has served as state coordinator on climate change for the state of Amazonas in Brazil, where she oversaw the design and implementation of state climate change legislation including the first Brazilian payment-for-environmental-services program and the creation of Amazonian first Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation project in the Juma Reserve.
Marina has served as a visiting lecturer at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she coordinated a Strategies for Tropical Conservation seminar. Born and raised in Brazil, she received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biology (Botany) from University of São Paulo-Brazil and a Ph.D. in Social Ecology from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.