Juan Manuel (a.k.a. Juanma) is a marine conservationist and the Science Director of the JUSTSEA Foundation. Juanma has 15 years of experience working on finding solutions to the challenging conservation issues of the marine megafauna in Mexico, Panama, and Colombia. He collaborates with the IUCN (IUCN-SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group MTSG). He is a Ph.D. candidate and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He received his M.S. in Management of Marine Resources from Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas CICIMAR – IPN, Mexico, and a BSc in Marine Biology from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Colombia.