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Alexandra Rothlisberger’s passion for nature conservation and animal welfare began at an early age, when she accompanied her father on expeditions to the llanos region of Colombia. Together they introduced the importance of protecting the region’s endangered fauna and flora to individuals, communities and private land owners.

After graduating from high school Alexandra moved to the US to pursue a degree in International Studies from California State University Hayward. Her passion for the understanding of different cultures and languages led her to travel the world and experience life in various countries. Upon her return to the United States, she joined Fauna and Flora International’s DC office as Program Officer for Africa and Latin America.

In 2010 Alexandra joined Humane Society International (HSI) as Program Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, companion animals and engagement. Alexandra works on behalf of HSI to build and strengthen the capacity of local animal welfare organizations working to improve the life conditions of owned, abandoned and stray companion animals. Alexandra was born and raised in Colombia and is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian.