Maria “Gaby” Espinoza has two degrees from the University Estatal Guayaquil with a BSc in Science Education and a Teaching degree with an emphasis in Chemistry and Biology. Her love for nature motivated her to become a naturalist guide in 1990 and she has been committed to the conservation of the Galápagos Islands ever since. She was able to further her career with courses in tourism management, literature and human relations. Gaby received a scholarship from the University of Northern Iowa and is fluent in English- and also German. She is a natural born teacher and naturalist guide and she enjoys the opportunity to show the Galápagos to our guests and inspire them to help to conserve our world. That is her passion!