Carolina Soto-Vargas is a very enthusiastic biologist who completed an MPhil in Conservation Leadership from the University of Cambridge in 2017. For the last three years, she has been working for the Humboldt Institute (IAHV), and she leads the Participatory Science and Traditional Knowledge research group. She has worked on several conservation projects, including a spell of five years as a program manager for the Northern South America Jaguar Program; she also worked as the environmental advisor for a project that brokered communication between indigenous communities of the Colombian Amazon and the Colombian government. Carolina speaks four languages and believes in the importance of communication, co-creation, and integration of various systems of knowledge in conservation. She loves working with local communities and tries to propose new approaches to engaging people in conservation through meaningful participation based on ethics, justice, and equity, especially in areas with challenging conditions in terms of violence and inequality.