Mariela Rios is a manager and researcher at the Aburto Lab, providing scientific guidance, coordinating field studies, and advancing sustainability and profitability in marine conservation initiatives. With a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration specializing in Finance and a Master's degree in marine biodiversity and conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Mariela brings a unique blend of expertise in both marine conservation and financial analysis. Her research includes analyzing the profitability of the commercial sardine fishery in Mexico. Prior to her current position, Mariela served as a California Sea Grant State Fellow at the Port of San Diego, contributing to the establishment and expansion of aquaculture and blue technology ventures. With her diverse experience and comprehensive knowledge, Mariela is committed to driving positive change in marine conservation by utilizing her financial expertise to support innovative projects and ensure the long-term sustainability and profitability of conservation initiatives.