Freddy first joined Operation Wallacea as a staff member during the 2014 Indonesia field season. Before joining Operation Wallacea, Freddy worked as a science teacher and resident scientist for 2 years in High Point, NC. Originally from Quito, Ecuador, Freddy spent 12 years practicing the craft of football (aka soccer) until the promising career was cut short because his family moved to Queens, New York. He would spend the next year learning English until his family relocated once again to Charlotte, North Carolina. Freddy graduated from East Carolina University in 2010 with a B.S. in Biology. Beginning his sophomore year, every summer Freddy would work in the Croatan National Forest sampling and collecting organisms in temporary pond ecosystems. In these years, Freddy’s passion from playing football outdoors would shift to just being outdoors. Following his passion and interests in the outdoors, Freddy attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated in 2013 with an M.S. in Biology. He is thrilled to be part of Opwall’s conservation efforts!