Stephanny Arroyo Arce originally from Costa Rica obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Tropical Biology from the National University of Costa Rica. Thereafter she spent several years working in animal conservation and environmental education. In 2013 she completed her Master degree at the International Institute for Wildlife Conservation and Management of Costa Rica.
Since 2012 Stephanny has been studying the jaguar population of Tortuguero National Park and adjacent areas, which led her to found in 2014 the project ‘Coastal Jaguar Conservation’. Her project has been recipient of several scholarships from Idea Wild, The Rufford Small Grants Foundation, Panthera and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.