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Our Team:


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Elizabeth Swanson Andi

President, Audio Visual Storyteller, Project Coordinator.


Pamela Tapuy Grefa

Executive President and Business Manager

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Josefina Andi


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Tod Swanson

Academic Director, Andes and Amazon Field School


Elsa Andi Aguinda

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Felix Cerda

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Abel Andi

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Edison Cerda

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Estela Andi

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Ruben Cerda


Cindy Andi

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Edison Andi Aguinda



Bartolo Andi and Estefania Aguinda 

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Ore Nenquimo, Elder, Gomataon Extension


Luisa Cadena 

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Omanca Enquere

Elder, Gomataon Extension

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Elodia Dagua

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Guigui Boyotai

Elder, Geyepare Extension

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Pedro Andi

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Awane Nihua

Elder, Geyepare Extension

Research and Teaching Collaborators 


Professor of Linguistics

Brigham Young University

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Lee Dyer

Professor of Biology

University of Nevada Reno


William Balée

Chair of Anthropology

Tulane University


Kichwa Instructor, University of Wisconsin Madison

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Lora Richards

Assistant Professor of Biology University of Nevada, Reno

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Forestry Engineer

Herbarium, Peruvian University of the Amazon

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Associate Professor of Sustainability 

Arizona State University


Kichwa Instructor

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