IGA Country Representative for Colombia
Monica graduated in Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tolima in Tolima – Colombia, in 2014. In 2016, she obtained a Master's Degree in Animal Production from the Autonomous University of Yucatan in Yucatan – Mexico, and in 2019 she received a degree as a Specialist in Pedagogy for University teaching granted by the University La Gran Colombia in Bogotá – Colombia. She has been studying goat production since 2014, with an emphasis on food and nutrition systems.
She has worked as a University Teacher on ruminant nutrition. Presently, she is an expert consultant for the animal production company Grokaizen, conducting virtual conferences, courses, and goat production support. In July 2019, she started a project with goats called Hircus, Passionate about Goats. She wants to promote goat production and consumption of goat products using social media networks such as Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, to support and connect producers and consumers in Colombia and different Spanish speaking countries.
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