Robert Hobbins

Robert joined the Sonoran Institute in May 2022 and serves as the Program Manager for Growing Water Smart program. Since 2016, Robert has led and supported climate resilience projects across the US, Caribbean,… MORE ›

Madeleine Oliver

Madeleine Oliver started with the Sonoran Institute in April 2022. She is a graduate student pursuing her Master of Science degree in Water, Society, and Policy at the University of Arizona. Madeleine has… MORE ›

Bianca Chavez

Bianca joined the Sonoran Institute in February 2022. She is reentering the workforce after taking time to care for her children. Earlier, she worked as legal secretary at the law office of Jacob… MORE ›

Kashja Iler

Kashja joined the Sonoran Institute in October 2021 as the marketing communications intern. Her responsibilities include delivering and managing online content for the organization’s various communications channels as well as assisting the marketing… MORE ›

Alfredo Zavala Hernandez

Alfredo has worked at Sonoran Institute since 2014 and serves as a field assistant in the Colorado River Delta program, where he supports restoration work such as the clearing, collection and production of… MORE ›

Israel Mateo Sánchez Leyva

Israel Sanchez serves as estuarine ecological monitoring technician. Israel is responsible for collecting and analyzing physicochemical parameter data at monitoring sites. He graduated from bioengineering at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), and later obtained a master’s degree in life sciences with a specialization in marine biotechnology from the Center for Scientific… MORE ›

Enrique Rosas

Enrique began at Sonoran Institute in mid-2017 and serves as a field assistant in the Colorado River Delta, where he supports restoration efforts such as the clearing, collection and production of native coastal species, planting,… MORE ›

Alejandro Cruz Rosas Palafox

Alejandro Cruz Rosas Palafox serves as coordinator of Hydrological Monitoring and Spatial Analysis and is responsible for hydrological monitoring. He is a Geophysical Engineer and graduated from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, later obtaining a master’s degree in applied geosciences from the Potosino Institute of Scientific… MORE ›

Carlos Eduardo Restrepo Giraldo

Carlos Restrepo serves as a monitoring specialist. Carlos is responsible for supervising the institution’s various monitoring teams: riparian ecological monitoring, estuarine ecological monitoring, hydrological monitoring and GIS-based remote sensing monitoring. In addition, Carlos is responsible for integrating monitoring and restoration… MORE ›

Humberto Pacheco

Humberto has been part of the Sonoran Institute since July 2018 as a field assistant. Some of his main responsibilities are providing security at Laguna Grande restoration site, and supporting monitoring in the Colorado River estuary. Humberto is originally from Sinaloa, Mexico. He expertly enjoys… MORE ›

Mariana Miranda Castillo

Mariana Miranda is public policy coordinator, responsible for the management of procedures, applications and authorizations, as well as for planning and implementing management activities in the wetlands: Ramsar sites 814 and 1822. Mariana holds a degree in administration with a… MORE ›

Alma Lidia Merendón Cerega

Alma Lidia joined the Sonoran Institute in 2012 and serves as a field assistant in the Colorado River Delta program, where she supports restoration efforts such as the clearing, collection and production of… MORE ›

Ezequiel Hernández Cardenas

Ezequiel joined the Sonoran Institute in 2014 and serves as a field assistant in the Colorado River Delta, where he supports restoration efforts such as the clearing, collection and propagation of native coastal species,… MORE ›

José Guadalupe Gutierrez Luna

José Guadalupe works as a guard at Sonoran Institute. His responsibilities are to safeguard the sites where machinery and tools are located.

Rosa María González Gómez

Rosa María joined Sonoran Institute in 2015 and serves as a field assistant in the Colorado River Delta program, where she supports restoration efforts such as the clearing, collection and production of native riparian species, planting, irrigation, maintenance and… MORE ›

Edgar Gómez

Edgar Gómez serves as a guard at Sonoran Institute. His responsibilities are to safeguard the area and restoration sites where machinery, tools, and part of the equipment used for the work of the organization… MORE ›

Cristal Galindo Jimenez

Cristal joined Sonoran Institute in 2007 performing restoration work in Laguna Grande, since the beginning of the Colorado River Delta program in Mexico. Today she serves as Field Supervisor and is responsible for… MORE ›

William Dueñas Ramos

William Dueñas serves as a field assistant in reforestation and monitoring activities. William is proactive in the activities he performs, learning both in the nursery and in the monitoring of fish, sensors, and zooplankton. William is enthusiastic… MORE ›

José Tadeo Caracoza

José Tadeo serves as a hydraulic technician. José is responsible for surface water monitoring, coordination, administration and supervision of water deliveries at catering sites and monitoring in irrigation modules. He is a Civil Engineer who graduated from the Autonomous… MORE ›

José Luis Cabrera Negrete

José Luis joined Sonoran Institute in April 2012 and serves as a field assistant in the Colorado River Delta program, where he supports restoration efforts such as the clearing, collection and production of native riparian species, planting, irrigation, maintenance… MORE ›