Meet our Team

Assembly Members

Frida Lara

Frida Lara Lizardi is originally from Xalapa, Veracruz. From a very young age she has shown a special interest in diving, travel and the cultures of different countries, which is why marine biology has allowed her to achieve many of her objectives. Frida obtained a degree in Marine Biology from the Autonomous University of Yucatan and a Master’s Degree in Marine Ecology from the University of London, Queen Mary Institute. During her training she has worked on different projects focused on biodiversity and trophic interactions in marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. Through these expeditions, she has appreciated the importance of conservation and management of large predators, such as sharks and carnivorous fish. She is especially interested in the study of behavior and biodiversity through non-invasive techniques, based on photo-identification and distance sampling. Currently, she studies the abundance, diversity and biomass of sharks in the Revillagigedo Archipelago to obtain her doctorate degree in CICIMAR (La Paz, Baja California Sur).