While studying at the university in Spain, Alvaro was captivated by the wonders of biodiversity and conservation biology, with a particular interest in primatology. After graduation, he embarked on a thrilling adventure as a research assistant in primate projects across South Africa, Ethiopia, and Guinea Equatorial. He explored the fields and studied vervet monkeys, chimpanzees, and gorillas in their natural habitat, learning about their behaviors and the challenges they face. During his studies, Alvaro discovered his passion for mountain activities, which led him to join and lead the mountain group at his university for many years. He obtained training in coordination of free time and leisure activities, as well as becoming a professional mountain guide. He organized camps and climbing activities for youth, instilling in them a love for nature and adventure. Alvaro eventually moved to the Central Alps, where he decided to pursue a master’s degree in Environmental Management of Mountain Areas in Austria and Northern Italy. His studies sparked an interest in how mountain regions are adapting to climate change. His newfound knowledge led him to work for the UN Centre for Global Mountain Safeguard Research (GLOMOS) in Bolzano, where he helps promote mountain sustainability and safeguard the welfare of mountain communities. In his free time, Alvaro continues to indulge his passion for mountain activities such as climbing, skiing, and canyoning. Alvaro is native Spanish speaker, fluent in English, and can also speak in French and Italian. This fall, Alvaro will continue his work at GLOMOS while pursuing his passion for mountain sustainability.