Claudia Cavazos is a native Texan. She grew up in Houston and attended college for a time in Austin, ultimately earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of Houston. Her curiosity about the world took her on her first international trip at the age of 17 to the islands of Greece, and she has never looked back.
Claudia’s passion for wildlife and birdwatching has led her to travel to nearly 40 countries and all 7 continents. Her diverse interests are reflected in a storied career made up of positions that always combined her love of science, the outdoors, and the human condition.
She began her career in clinical trial research and, over the course of seven years, worked in institutions such as the University Of Texas Health Science Center, St Luke’s Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Hospital.
Currently her career focus is exploring the great outdoors and natural world. For the last several years she has worked as a biology field technician, as an ecotourism guide at the renowned Cristalino Jungle Lodge in the Southern Amazon Basin, and as a bird guide on St. Paul Island, Alaska.