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Jeremy Klank

Costa Rica Instructor

Meet Jeremy, an EPI instructor with a deep-rooted connection to the biodiversity-rich landscapes of Costa Rica. Raised in the serene town of Carrizal de Alajuela, surrounded by lush forests and coffee plantations, Jeremy's childhood inspired a lifelong passion for nature.

A biologist from the Universidad de Costa Rica, Jeremy is currently pursuing his master's degree, specializing in the chemical ecology of poison frogs. His academic journey is complemented by active involvement in biodiversity research and conservation initiatives. Collaborating with the Museum of Zoology at the University of Costa Rica, Jeremy has contributed to the discovery of new amphibian species and championed efforts to protect endangered populations.

Jeremy's enthusiasm for teaching and science communication is evident in his extensive experience with biology-related courses. He is dedicated to making learning enjoyable and fostering a connection between students and the natural world. His goal is to inspire curiosity and appreciation for the beauty of nature.

Outside the realm of academia, Jeremy finds joy in spending time with friends and family, exploring forest trails, traveling, and playing the guitar. Jeremy's commitment to his field is underscored by notable achievements, including an internship at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Germany and receiving a grant from the SEP-UCR (Sistema de estudios de posgrado de la Universidad de Costa Rica) for his thesis. In 2019, he secured the Tirimbina research grant, enabling research on herpetofauna diversity and distribution in the Tirimbina Biological Reserve. Jeremy's contributions have earned him a place in the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group for Costa Rica, solidifying his role in biodiversity and amphibian conservation.

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