World Migratory Bird Day Caribbean Program Coordinator

Sheylda was born in Würzburg, Bavaria and raised between the US, the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico and Germany. She is grateful for her beautiful upbringing and recognizes that the mixture of cultures she has experienced throughout her life has helped her appreciate a multitude of societal differences. Sheylda obtained a Pre-Veterinary certificate from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree from the Metropolitan University in Cupey, Puerto Rico. She is currently finishing her PhD in Ecology, from the University of Turabo, where she has worked as part of the faculty since 2007. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo.