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GUYANA STAFF

 
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Aiesha Williams Country Manager, Guyana
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Aiesha Williams
Country Manager

Aiesha is the Country Manager of WWF Guianas, Guyana Office for about two years, having responsibility for managing and oversight of WWF’s Conservation programme and overall Operations in Guyana. With almost ten years of working with WWF, and all together seventeen years of working experience in the conservation field. Aiesha has extensive expertise in the wildlife and wetlands research and monitoring, biodiversity conservation, freshwater and protected areas management, and community-based conservation.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Conservation and Tourism from the University of Kent, Canterbury, within which her thesis focused on community-based tourism within protected areas; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, from the University of Guyana with her final research project focused on the distribution of endangered species in Guyana.
Aiesha also previously work at Iwokrama International Centre, and with the EPA’s National Wildlife Surveys. She also lectured the Wildlife Management Course for Guyana School of Agriculture’s Regional Educational Programme for Animal Health Assistants. Aiesha volunteered with the Guyana Red Cross and is a member of the Guyana Heritage Society. 
 
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Juliana Persaud Biodiversity Officer, Guyana
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Juliana Persaud
Biodiversity Officer

With a Master’s degree in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford, UK, Juliana has started her career in conservation at the EPA, and has over 6 years of experience working with indigenous communities, CBO’s and policy makers in Guyana, to support the development of protected areas and the improvement of rural livelihoods.
For WWF, Juliana leads activities pertaining to biodiversity protection and environmental governance, inclusive of participatory engagements for conservation.
She enjoys a good game of badminton and the outdoors, where she practices photography.
 
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Preeya Rampersaud Senior Coordinator – Shared Resources, Joint Solutions Programme, Guyana
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Preeya Rampersaud
Senior Coordinator – Shared Resources, Joint Solutions Programme

Preeya joined WWF Guianas in October 2016 as Senior Coordinator to manage the Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS) Programme across the Guianas. This regional initiative is currently being implemented in Guyana and Suriname with lessons from French Guiana.
Preeya has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management and Policy from Lund University, Sweden and over twelve (12) years professional experience in the environment and natural resources sectors. She brings with her rich and diverse experiences having worked at different levels of management, across several areas including environmental and project management, environmental and climate policy, coastal planning and management and social and environmental safeguards, with multiple stakeholder groups. She is a self-motivated individual who has a strong desire to find solutions through interventions that strengthen social ecological systems to enable and build resilient communities. Preeya enjoys nature despite having a fear of snakes! 
 
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Sopheia Edghill Marine Officer, Guyana
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Sopheia Edghill
Marine Officer

Sopheia is a MSc candidate at the UWI. St. Augustine Campus with particular interest in marine conservation and ecology. She joined the WWF team in 2010 as a research assistant on the Assessment of Wetlands of Guyana.
She provides support for the oceans related projects (inclusive of Marine Turtle Conservation and Sustainable Fishing projects) in Guyana.
Sopheia enjoys travelling and nature. 
 
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Marlyn Payne Office Manager, Guyana
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Marlyn Payne
Office Manager

Marlyn ensures the Guyana office runs as efficiently as possible by providing administrative support to all members of staff.
She has an Administrative Professionals Diploma, Administrative Assistant Certificate, Certificate in International Relations and over 9 years experience working in the capacity of an Executive/Administrative Assistant. Having worked with both public and private entities, Marlyn is able to tailor her skills to meet the needs of various visitors. She has been with WWF Guyana’s family for more than 4 years and is a cheerful person who always has a smile when greeting everyone and is ever happy to be of assistance.
She loves music, travelling and video games, currently trying to get a classic Nintendo console.
 
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Owinthia Hunte Housekeeper, Guyana
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Owinthia Hunte
Housekeeper

Owinthia Hunte joined the Guyana Office of WWF in February 2012. Since then, she has been taking care of all practical aspects linked to keeping the office space proper and welcoming for all guests and staff persons.
 
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Roxroy Bollers IT/GIS Database Expert, Guyana
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Roxroy  Bollers
IT/GIS Database Expert

Roxroy has more than 10 years’ experience IT, GIS analysis and database management, involving forest resource management. His duties with WWF include: ensuring the effective delivery of the PMRV training sessions with the selected indigenous communities; curating GIS and data management and map preparation, information sharing with local governmental and non-governmental stakeholders pertaining to PMRV and Opt-in Readiness for communities. He also works to ensure activities are facilitated as per approved work plans and under the guidance of the Community Engagement Expert and the Protected Areas/REDD+ Lead.
He enjoys the outdoors, providing training and working with the community members, and spending time with his daughter.
 
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Vitus Antone Community Engagement Specialist, Guyana
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Vitus Antone
Community Engagement Specialist

Vitus is an Amerindian native of Guyana born to parents of Wapishana descent from a little village called Shea located in Deep South, Rupununi Region. He has studied Forestry Sciences at the Guyana School of Agriculture and at the University of Guyana. He received the first ever Ranger Training by Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation. He has over fifteen years of experience working in the field of Natural Resource Management throughout the entire Rupununi Region with Iwokrama, Conservation International Guyana and World Wildlife Fund. His deepest passion is working with local communities for the better management and development of our natural heritage.