Environment for the Americas
Programs Coordinator

Sheylda is a Puerto Rican who was born in Würzburg, Bavaria and raised between the US, the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico and Germany. The mix in cultures helped her appreciate differences and recognizes she was lucky to have such a beautiful upbringing. 

She obtained a Pre-Veterinary certificate from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree from the Metropolitan University in Cupey, Puerto Rico. She is currently finishing her PhD in Ecology, from the University of Turabo, where she has worked as part of the faculty since 2007. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo. 

As part of the non-profit BirdsCaribbean in 2004 she found a passion for birds as well as working with conservation in the Caribbean region. She has collaborated with International Migratory Bird Day since 2005 and now works for Environment for the Americas (EFTA) as the World Migratory Bird Day Caribbean Coordinator. She also assists with all of EFTA's diversity initiatives, leading our Mosaics in Science partnership, assisting with LHIP, and working with other EFTA interns. Sheylda works hard to achieve opportunities for Latin youth and for an inclusive and diverse professional and academic environment wherever she goes. Contact Sheylda