Faculty & Staff

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ALAN MASTERS
RESIDENT DIRECTOR
Alan R. Masters, Ph.D, has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Florida and a B.S. from Illinois State University. He has lived in Monteverde for over 20 years. Since 1993 he has been director of CIEE’s Tropical Ecology and Conservation summer study abroad program. While originally a lepidopterist, Alan studied over 22 species of mimetic butterflies in Monteverde: what makes them taste bad and what that means to predation risk. Since teaching with CIEE, Alan’s interests include not only plant-animal interactions but all facets of tropical diversity and conservation.

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JOSE CARLOS CALDERON
TEACHING ASSISTANT
Jose Carlos Calderon, known as “Moncho,” is a bat biologist with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Costa Rica. Moncho has been a teaching assistant with CIEE for seven years.

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JOHEL CHAVES
ORNITHOLOGIST
Dr. Johel Chaves, B.A. and MSc from University of Costa Rica, and Ph.D. from Purdue University. Post doctoral work at the University of New Orleans. Johel is a Costa Rican ornithologist who has studied frugivory in birds around Monteverde, as well as antbirds and army ant interactions at La Selva Biological Station. He has published works on sea birds, bird song, fish, snails, and shrimp. He is also currently a graduate advisor for Costa Rican students studying at the University of Costa Rica.

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RAQUEL BONE
TEACHING ASSISTANT
Raquel Bone completed her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Costa Rica. Raquel began as teaching assistant for CIEE Spring 2014. Her research interests are with large mammals.

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GISELLA FERNANDEZ
Gisella Fenandez is a biologist and farmer with a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Costa Rica. Gisella studied how large cats threaten livestock on farms near biological reserves. Gisella teaches Humans in the Tropics and will take you to farms and conservation projects to explore human impact on the environment.

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RICHARD LAVAL
Dr. Richard LaVal, Field Instructor. B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, M.S., Vertebrate Zoology from Louisiana State University, and Ph.D., Wildlife Sciences from Texas A&M. Dr. LaVal is currently studying the ecological significance of echolocation in bats. He has been assisting the CIEE program in Monteverde since it began in 1989.

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KATHY ROCKWELL
PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Kathy Rockwell is a lifelong Monteverde resident and daughter of Quaker settlers in the region. Prior to working with CIEE, Kathy was the assistant manager at the Monteverde butterfly garden.

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