Catalina Urueña-Grajales was born and raised in Colombia. She moved to South Florida in 2005. Catalina holds a BS in Biology from Florida Atlantic University, a certificate in Environmental Studies and works as a Sea Turtle Conservationist in Palm Beach County. Currently, she is working on her MS in Natural Resources and on a BA in Sustainability and the Environment. Her passion for wildlife conservation has led her to undertake various projects including control of invasive plants in South Florida and monitoring wild dogs and rhinos in Africa.