Liliana Madrigal is the Senior Director of Program Operations and co-founder of the Amazon Conservation Team, created in 1996 with Dr. Mark Plotkin after a decade of conservation leadership with the Fundacion de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica, Conservation International, and The Nature Conservancy. Liliana oversees ACT’s programmatic activities, traveling frequently to South America to meet and work with ACT's indigenous partners. In addition, she drives the implementation of ACT's women's programs, which seek to build self-esteem, increase sustainable development opportunities and advance human rights among women of indigenous communities across Amazonia. In 2006, Liliana won the Circle of Bridge-Makers Award from the Angeles Arrien Foundation. She and Dr. Plotkin were co-awardees of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2008. A native of Costa Rica, She is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles.