Verónica was born and raised in El Salvador, where she graduated from the career of Licenciatura in Biology from the University of El Salvador. In 2004, she then began volunteer work as a research assistant across many regions of Central and North America. During this time, she had the invaluable opportunity to work closely alongside local communities, a vital skill she continues to develop. In the following years, she continued volunteer work in many different biological disciplines in order to figure out what line of work she most wanted to pursue. This involved working on projects relating to Marine Biology, Mangroves, Phycology, Mammals, Birds, Taxidermy, Environmental Education etc. She would later conduct her Licenciatura thesis on: “Diet and Relative abundance of Urocyon cinereoargenteus in the dry season in the Northwest of El Salvador” between 2009 and 2010. Verónica first joined Operation Wallacea in 2013 as a bat scientist and immediately knew she had found the organization where she belonged. Indeed, since 2017 Verónica has been a Logistics Manager for Operation Wallacea’s ‘Mexican Expedition’. She is now part of the Operations Team representing the Mexican Logistics Manager and she is also in charge of the staffing process for most of the companies Expeditions.