Pamela Montero Alvarez, PhD

Thriving Futures Program Trainer | Legado | Peru

Pamela Montero is an interdisciplinary biologist from Iquitos, Peru, with over 10 years of experience working in the Amazon landscape. She has extensive experience in tropical conservation and development, ecological research, and community-based tourism.

Pamela studied biology at the National University of the Peruvian Amazon and obtained her Graduate Diploma in High Amazonian Studies from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. She holds a PhD from the University of Florida in Interdisciplinary Ecology, with a concentration on Tropical Conservation and Development. Her dissertation involved examining the relationship between conservation and tourism, exploring how conservation organizations in four Amazon countries collaborate using social network analysis, as well as the strategies they employ to achieve their goals.

Her academic training and research experience provide her with a deep understanding of conservation principles, environmental governance, and sustainable development in tropical regions. Pamela’s close work with communities, Indigenous groups, and stakeholders in Peru and the Amazon region has enabled her to build strong cross-cultural relationships and navigate the complexities of diverse environments. She is also part of various research and conservation initiatives in the Amazon, including El Bosque de Huayo, Mission Green, TREE Foundation, and the Amazon Research Group. Her dedication to sustainable practices, commitment to gender equality, and competency in diagnosing and addressing challenges position her uniquely as the Thriving Futures Program Trainer.

Pamela lives between Iquitos, Peru, and Florida, USA, with her family. She loves watercolor and enjoys reading.