Emma Sanchez is a wildlife researcher and the country coordinator for Panthera Belize, an organization that pioneered jaguar research and established the first official protected area for jaguars. Emma grew up in northern Belize and joined Panthera as an intern in 2011 while she was a student at the University of Belize. After participating in their annual jaguar survey in Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in 2012, Emma was hired by Panthera as a Wildlife Biologist before taking on the role of country coordinator for Belize. Emma’s daily responsibilities range from spending hours trekking in the field setting up camera traps, to data crunching at Panthera’s office in Belmopan.