Andrés Merino-Viteri, Balsa de los Sapos, EcuadorI was born in Quito, Ecuador. Even though my family was not very outdoors oriented, since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to become a biologist. This was especially clear after my first visit to the Galapagos Islands when I was eleven years old.
|Andrés Merino-Viteri in one of the iconic amphibian laboratories at the Balsa de los Sapos (Life raft for frogs) in Quito, Ecuador. His love for amphibians came after taking a class with one of Ecuador’s leading herpetologists, Dr. Luis A. Coloma.|