As founder and executive director of Conservación ConCiencia, Raimundo Espinoza leads ER and EM projects in the US Caribbean, and currently serves on NOAA's Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee and Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel. He has extensive experience in coral reef conservation and management and collaborates with commercial fishers, NGOs, and governments across the Caribbean and Latin America to advance conservation actions on land and sea. Previously, Rai served as The Nature Conservancy's founding Cuba program director and was responsible for establishing TNC's operations in Puerto Rico. His educational includes a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Pace University and a Master of Science in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland. He's fully bilingual in English and Spanish and speaks conversational Portuguese.