Our Team

Dr. Gary J. Martin

Founder & Executive Director

Director of Global Diversity Foundation, Gary Martin has been involved in conservation and ethnobotanical work for over thirty years. He is Founder & Executive Director of Global Environments Network....

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Dr. Gary J. Martin

Dr. Emily Caruso

Co-Director

Emily Caruso, Co-Director of Global Environments Network, helps to coordinate GEN Regional Academies and the InterNetWork, its online networking platform. She also supervises Global Diversity Foundation’s growing Mediterranean Regional Programme....

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Dr. Emily Caruso

Dr. Susannah McCandless

Co-Director

Co-Director of the Global Environments Network, Susannah McCandless, heads up Global Diversity Foundation’s North America Regional Programme, through which she facilitates North America-based GEN Regional Academies and Community Exchanges....

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Dr. Susannah McCandless

Sivia Forno

Strategic Advisor

As the Global Environments Network Strategic Advisor, Silvia Forno maintains a dynamic and productive Network in collaboration with Global Diversity Foundation personnel and GEN alumni....

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Sivia Forno

Carlos del Campo

Facilitator and Digital Consultant

Carlos del Campo obtained his degree in psychology from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), Mexico in 1997. That same year, he trained in ecopsychology through Project NatureConnect with the Institute for Global Education. Since then, he has worked with marginalised groups, students and professionals with nature therapies and meditation to connect with...

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Carlos del Campo

Inanc Tekguc

Media Director

Coming from Cyprus, Inanc Tekguc‘s perspective in photography and videography is complemented by his MA in visual anthropology from the University of Kent (UK). His interest in community-based conservation and biocultural diversity has taken him to Kenya, the Philippines, Malaysia, India and Morocco to carry out independent research, volunteer work or as part of his contribution to...

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Inanc Tekguc

Marina Aman Sham

Communications Director

Marina Aman Sham received a Diploma in Hotel Management from Les Roches, Switzerland in 1997. Her work in tourism management in Tsavo East National Park, a protected area in Kenya, exposed her to wildlife conservation initiatives, propelling her focus on the wellbeing of nature and people. In 2002, she returned to her home in Sabah,...

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Marina Aman Sham

Christina Ashford

As Programme Manager of Global Diversity Foundation UK (GDF UK), Christina Ashford is part of the dynamic Global Environments Network team, supporting event organisation and network management....

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Christina Ashford

Nessie Reid

GEN & GESA Coordinator

As GEN and GESA Coordinator, Nessie Reid will support the successful delivery of the 2018 Global Environments Summer Academy (Oxford) and is responsible for maintaining a dynamic and productive Network....

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Nessie Reid

Dr. Ugo D'Ambrosio

GEN Mediterranean Regional Coordinator

Dr. Ugo D’Ambrosio is a Catalan biologist with international education and professional experience acquired in Barcelona, the USA, Costa Rica, the UK and more recently Morocco. He holds a PhD in Ethnobiology from the University of Kent (UK) and two masters, one in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (University of Massachusetts), and one...

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Dr. Ugo D'Ambrosio

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