Helda Morales

Helda Morales

Helda Morales

Helda Morales grew up on the asphalt of Guatemala City, but at least once a year she used to accompany her great-uncles to harvest the cornfield in their village of Huehuetenango. Her mother gave her a taste for mathematics and science and, when she arrived at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, she became passionate about biology and insects. She has a master’s degree in Pest Management from the Tropical Agronomic Research and Teaching Center of Costa Rica and a doctorate in Natural Resource Management from the University of Michigan. Since 1998 she has worked as a researcher at El Colegio de la Frontera Sur. Together with Bruce Ferguson, he promotes the Laboratorios para la Vida program, in order to transmit to young people from Chiapas his love for nature, his appreciation for peasant knowledge, the delight of good, clean and fair food and the excitement of discovering through of the science.