About us

Who we are


Catalina Gertsmann

Project Coordinator

Catalina Gerstmann is the Project Coordinator at PIPRA. She assists in organizing and coordinating the Licensing Academy and several projects with the UC Davis-Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center.

Catalina eraned a M.Sc. Degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics in 2013, and a M.Sc. Degree in International Agricultural Development in 2012, both from UC Davis. She also holds a B.Sc. in Forestry from the Catholic University of Chile. Mrs. Gerstmann previously worked as Assistant to the Executive Director of the Chile-California Council (CCC), an organization that promotes mutually beneficial relationships and knowledge sharing between Chile and California.

Catalina also facilitates workshops in professional development and is the General Organizer of the Chile-California Conference 2015.


Alan B.Bennett

Executive Director

Monica Alandete-Saez

Director of Analyses & Outreach

Pablo A. Zamora

International Alliance Manager

David J. Jefferson

Law & Policy Analyst

Kathy Esparza

Program Assistant