skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Rocio Maria Lopez

Rocio Maria Lopez

MPhil Student on the Masters in Conservation Leadership,

Department of Geography, University of Cambridge


Biography:

Growing up in Peru forged my passion for nature. I gained a BSc in Biology from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia After volunteering in the Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve, my work with communities triggered an interest in the relationship between human behavior and nature. This led me to develop a thesis on Peruvian top chefs' attitudes and behaviors towards marine resources and their sustainable use. I have since worked in conservation projects related to the Amazon rainforest with a similar scope. After developing a broad range of skills in this Master's programme, I plan to develop a line of research on the drivers of unsustainable human behavior that will help to improve conservation initiatives in Peru.

Keywords

  • the relationship between human behavior and nature
  • food security
  • marine resources and their sustainable use
  • the Amazon and Peru