Maximiliano Bello works to advance Pew’s conservation goals for the international marine environment through engagement with policymakers in national governments, at the United Nations, and in other global organizations. He advises the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project, and worked with Easter Island’s Rapa Nui community and the Chilean government to create one of the world’s largest marine reserves in the waters surrounding the island.
Bello has more than 15 years of experience working at Chilean and international nonprofits with a focus on conservation work and has helped advance Pew’s conservation goals for the international marine environment through his engagement with global organizations, including the U.N.
Bello holds a master’s degree in natural resource management from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and a veterinary medicine degree from the Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria at the Universidad Católica de Temuco in Chile. He also studied environmental economics at Stanford University.