Barbara serves as executive director since 2012, working closely with the Board of Directors to manage all aspects of the organization. Prior to joining EcoLogic, she completed the Hydropower Reform Fellowship at American Rivers in Seattle, WA. Barbara has been passionately involved in tropical conservation work since her early teens, conducting water quality sampling for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute to monitor the Panama Canal watershed and supporting fundraising for Panama’s National Association for the Conservation of Nature (ANCON). Barbara holds a JD with a concentration in Environmental Law from the University of Washington and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association. She holds a BA cum laude in environmental earth science and anthropology from Dartmouth College. Barbara grew up in Panama City, Panama, and is fluent in Spanish and English and proficient in French.