Enrique was born on San Cristobal Island, which is the political capital of the Galapagos. His parents moved from mainland Ecuador in the 1980’s, as did many other Ecuadorians, in search of better work opportunities.
Enrique remembers that the fishing trips he took with his father as a child, created a great impact in his mind. So, after graduating from high school his big opportunity came; in 2008 he took the Galapagos National Park training course and became a naturalist guide.
Soon after he became a naturalist, Enrique realized that what he liked best about his new job was the chance to educate people about the islands’ unique flora and fauna. Now he is also interested in becoming both a biology and an english teacher in his hometown of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island.
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