MESM, Bren School, UC Santa Barbara
BS, Oceanography, Marine Sciences School (UABC, Mexico)
Juan Carlos Villaseñor-Derbez graduated from the Marine Sciences School (UABC, Mexico) with a B.Sc. in Oceanography. He came to the Bren School in 2015 as a Latin American Fisheries Fellow, where he obtained his Masters of Environmental Science and Management specializing in Coastal Marine Resources Management. His Master's project focused on developing an app that allows fishers, managers, and academics to evaluate marine reserves with standardized methodologies. Juan Carlos is now a Ph.D. Candidate working with Steve Gaines and Christopher Costello. As a Latin American Fisheries Fellow and UC MEXUS - CONACyT, he works in Quantitative Marine Conservation. His research combines Ecological and Economic theory with Data Science to explore the role that environmental markets can play in marine conservation.