In 2015, I got invited to join the InvaWet research network, which is organized and coordinated by professor Aracelly Caselles Osorio from the University of Atlantico, Barranquilla, Colombia. The main aim of InvaWet is to investigate about: “Wetlands, invasive species, water quality and insect vectors of infectious diseases to humans“. InvaWet brings together scientific and technical personnel from several Latin American countries including Spain, El Salvador, Colombia, Brazil and Panama. InvaWet is funded by CYTED (PROGRAMA IBEROAMERICANO DE CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA PARA EL DESARROLLO) (Read more about it at: http://www.invawet-cyted.org).

In 2016, I renewed my affiliation as Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) – STRI is the only dependency of the Smithsonian Institution located outside the United States, and is considered the world’s leading institution in studies about evolution and tropical ecology. The distinction of Research Associate at STRI highlights the work of scientists who have demonstrated the characteristics of improvement, establishment in their area of expertise and independence (Read more about it at: https://stri.si.edu). 

In 2017, the University of Panama invited me to serve as the academic coordinator of the Central American Master’s Program in Entomology (PCMENT). This program is the only one at the University of Panama that has a regional accreditation from the Central American Postgraduate Accreditation Agency (ACAP – http://acap.csuca.org). PCMENT has more than 20 years in the country, graduating students from the Central American and Caribbean Region (Read more about it at: http://www.viceipup.up.ac.pa/entomologia/maestria/index.html).

In 2018, I got invited by the Smithsonian Science for Global Goals in Washington as a technical and research consultant to review the guide: MOSQUITO! COMMUNITY RESEARCH GUIDE! HOW CAN WE GUARANTEE THE HEALTH OF ALL BEFORE DISEASES TRANSMITTED BY MOSQUITOES?This guide was prepared by the Smithsonian Science Education Center in collaboration with IAP Science Research Health the inter-academy partnership. The Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) is operated by the Smithsonian Institution to improve the teaching and learning of science in students in the United States and around the world (Read more about it at: https://ssec.si.edu/stemvisions-blog/introducing-mosquito-community-research-guide-how-can-we-ensure-health-all-mosquito).