Sandra Hernandez, Potosme

Coordinator, Nicaragua Jaguar Program

A native of Nicaragua, Sandra Hernandez Potosme serves as Panthera’s Nicaragua Jaguar Program Researcher studying the distribution of jaguars and often working with local indigenous populations to gather data about jaguars and mitigate human-jaguar conflict. Over the years, Sandra has studied a variety of wildlife while working with multiple local and international environmental conservation organizations, including the Tropical Agricultural Research and Teaching Center, Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Centre (CATIE), Paso Pacifico, The Nature Conservancy, Flora and Fauna International, the U.S. Agency for International Development USAID, Birds Population Institute, the Ministry for Environment and Natural Resources, Marena, and the National System of Protected Areas of Nicaragua (SINAP). Sandra’s background includes an undergraduate degree in Biology and Engineering at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua.