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María Jose Carreras has broad experience developing investment projects for biodiversity conservation and monitoring and management plans in Latin America. In Peru, she has led several biodiversity assessments focused on national and international compliance standards (e.g., IFC’s Performance Standards, Equator Principles). She is currently working on her graduate degree at Cornell University, where she is researching the role and performance of biodiversity offsets in Latin America. María Jose has been involved in social and environmental projects throughout Latin America, including Peru and Ecuador. She has been working with ACS on projects focused on biodiversity offset policies and marine spatial planning in Latin America.