Dr. Adriana Bravo obtained her BSc in Biology from the Universidad Agraria La Molina in Lima, Peru and her PhD in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University. Her main interests are conservation biology and education. In her early career she was a nature guide, and was involved in a conservation project of large macaws in Southeastern Peru. For her dissertation she studied the phenomenon of mineral lick visitation by frugivorous bats in the Peruvian Amazon. She also participated in Rapid Biological Inventories conducted by the Field Museum of Chicago in Peru and Ecuador. After finishing her PhD, she worked for the Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica, first as coordinator for a graduate course, and then as Coordinator for the Undergraduate Programs.