Our Team

Core Team

Camille RiveraMSc.

Bukidnon-born Marine Biologist-turned-Conservationist, Camille is the Co-founder and Director of Oceanus. She specializes in blue carbon and led community-based mangrove conservation and led ocean education projects around the Philippines for the past decade. She also handles the administrative work of Oceanus.

Emmanuel Cababarros

Emman has a Bachelor’s in Marine Biology and is a licensed open-water diver. He is the Program Officer of the Blue Carbon Program focusing on the Philippine mangrove database, mangrove restoration, citizen science for mangrove monitoring, and assessment of Oceanus.

Angela Mariz Obsina

Mariz is a licensed open-water diver and a free diver with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology. She is also the Program Officer focusing on ocean literacy and advocacy, citizen science for seagrass monitoring, biodiversity assessment, and communications for Oceanus.

Vicross Yumol

Vic has a background in process and people management in the tech startup industry. He is also the Project Officer for the Mangrove and Migratory Bird Habitat Conservation Project of Oceanus.

Marynoll Susmeña

Marynoll is an aspiring fisheries scientist who works as a Project Management Officer for Oceanus. Her goal is to create a positive impact on the conservation of marine resources and the management of fisheries in the Philippines.

Leanna Marie Peter

Leanna took up a dual degree in Geology and Geological Engineering at Mapua University for her undergraduate studies. She is half Malaysian-Sri Lankan half Filipino, but was born and raised in the Philippines. Leanna is also the Science Officer at Oceanus for the CFLI Project.

Sharlene Mercado

Sharlene is a multimedia artist, impact media practitioner, and a development worker from Mindanao, Philippines. She is also the Community and Advocacy Officer for the CFLI Project at Oceanus.

Mark Auditor

Mark is a Mindanaoan community development worker whose commitment is to bring transformational change to underserved and marginalized communities. He is also currently working as a Field Officer for the Blue Carbon Program at Oceanus.

Kathrina Lacson

Kathrina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Environmental Science and Management, with a specialization in Integrated Coastal Resource Management. She is also a Field Officer for the Blue Carbon Program of Oceanus.

Scientific Consultants

Dr. Hilly Roa-Quiaoit

Dr. Hilly is our Scientific Consultant in Oceanus. She is a marine biologist by profession and an Integrated Coastal Management Specialist. She is both an Executive Director of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council and the Macajalar Bay Development Alliance in Northern Mindanao.

Dr. Joseph Pagaran

Dr. Joseph is our Remote Sensing Consultant.  Based in Austria, he is a software developer and a startup enthusiast. He made his PhD at the Institute of Environmental Physics and Remote-Sensing in Bremen, Germany. During his free time, he goes mountain biking, a hobby that he started in Bukidnon as a teenager.

Advisory Board

Andrew Margetts

Andrew is a Developer and IT Security specialist with an interest in building the most effective and secure IT solutions possible.