Javiera joined Oceana for the first time in 2009, when she did a summer internship.
During that opportunity she collaborated on a Power Plant Emissions’ Report and an access to information claim regarding shark finning. Later, in 2014, Javiera returned to Oceana as the Director of the Marine Pollution Campaign. Particularly, she led the access to information request to the salmon-farming industry regarding the amount of antibiotics used by each center. She helped presenting a bill that prohibits deep see marine tailings placement. Additionally, she participated in the Marine Protected Areas Campaign, helping to conserved ecosystems such as Tortel and la Higuera. She also worked in mercury limits lowered in fish.
After studding a Master in Environmental Law at Melbourne University, Australia, Javiera rejoined Oceana in 2017, again, as the Director of the Marine Pollution Campaign, to work in preventing, monitoring and minimizing pollution of the sea caused by different emission sources.
Before coming to Oceana, Javiera worked on the mining and natural resources area of the law firm Cariola, Diez & Pérez-Cotapos, in Santiago, Chile. She holds a Law Degree from Universidad Diego Portales. In addition to her Master’s degree, she has a Diploma of Environmental and Natural Resources Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a Diploma of Administrative Law at the Univesidad Católica de Valparaíso. Javiera is also an advanced diver.