Recognized Researcher, Fisheries Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), she obtained her Master’s Degree from Oregon University, USA, with a specialty in Fisheries and Wildlife. She has a Uiversidad de Chile PhD in Aquaculture. She is one of the first six women Fisheries Engineers in the country. In her work as Researcher and Professor at the PUCV, she created the Fish Culture and Feeding Laboratory for Aquaculture and the Fish Feeding Bioassays Laboratory.
In recent years, she has been director of 20 projects financed by FONDEF, FIA, CORFO and FIPA on issues related to artisanal fishing and aquaculture promotion , highlighting the development of artificial reef technology (AATN) and its productive use in the Management Areas (AMERBs) of artisanal fishermen’s coves.
Dr. Toledo referred to her appointment “Certainly any new appointment is a challenge. IFOP is undoubtedly a very relevant actor in the national fisheries and aquaculture field, an institution in which I have many colleagues and former students working in it. By the way, I will make special efforts to meet the expectations of those who supported me and elected me to serve as IFOP President of its Directors Board, an institution that I know and value their actions ”.
Luis Parot Donoso IFOP Executive Director, explained “In a historic event for the first time since its foundation 57 years ago, the Presidency of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Fishing Development will be held by an outstanding professional woman.”