Although Carlos was born in Quito, he is connected to the Galapagos through his ancestors, who arrived on the islands in the late 1950s. He attended school in Quito, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. He studied for his master’s degree at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain and received his doctorate in evolutionary biology from the University of New Mexico in the U.S.
Carlos became a naturalist guide in the Galapagos in 2005 and joined the Nat Hab team as a Galapagos Expedition Leader in 2022. He loves guiding because it allows him to share the natural history of the Galapagos with people from all over the world. He enjoys spending time with his family in his free time, especially going on nature hikes with his son Luis Felipe and his wife, Maria.
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