Jackie Siles is a Senior Project Coordinator for the GGO, focusing on the nexus of gender and environment and development in the Mesoamerican, Andean Amazon and African regions. She has more than 17 years of experience in this sector working for CARE, IUCN, Wetland International and CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) as a coordinator for initiatives that promote sustainable and equitable human development, as well as including social and gender issues on public policy. She has provides technical assistance to regional organizations, local and national governments in areas such as watershed management, energy, biodiversity, REDD+, climate change, community participation, organic agriculture, gender, and social issues. She is a professor for the National University of Costa Rica, has several publications on gender and environment, and has developed technical skills to train people on the use of methodologies that promote gender equity. She is an agricultural engineer, with a Masters degree in Natural Resources Management, and currently pursuing her PhD in Natural Resources for Development. Jackie is based in Costa Rica and is fluent in both English and Spanish.