Mayra is a Honduran biologist since very early in her career. Her main interest has been the monitoring and biological/ecological study of commercially important marine species in Honduras. The lack of information on this subject motivated her to get a master’s degree in marine ecology at UCSC in Chile and she is currently a PhD student in marine biology at Universidad Austral de Chile. Her experience in recent years has been based on the implementation of various ecological tools, providing important information for the conservation and management of marine resources in the Honduran Caribbean. Currently, her line of research is focused on the effect of river discharges on the marine ecosystems of Honduras.