the past two years, Angie Gerst has visited Nicaragua to support the
women of the Smiling Oyster Cooperative in building a sustainable oyster
farm. In 2014, Angie carried out a feasability study for the project
and this year she returned to help the women to organize and formalize
the cooperative and to assist them in placing the oyster cages in the
ocean to collect larvae.
holds a Master’s in Natural Resource and Environmental Management
and is fluent Spanish. Her love for working with the local people has
enabled her to work effectively in challenging field conditions. Angie
has made a tremendous contribution to Paso Pacifico's ocean conservation
program and has built lasting friendships with the women of Ostional.
Thank you Angie for all of your hard work.