Julio Montes de Oca is the Director of Coastal Resilience for National Audubon Society/Audubon Americas. A dual Costa Rican/Mexican citizen, he holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) and a Master´s degree in Human Ecology from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).
Previously, Julio has worked for non-governmental organizations, cooperation agencies, and international treaties, with more than 15 years of experience in policy and development and implementation of water resources, wetlands, and ecosystem-based adaptation projects in Latin America. Before his experience in the environment and development sectors, Julio worked in the fuel ethanol industry in Costa Rica.