Dr. José F. González-Maya is originally from Colombia, where he completed a Licenciatura degree in Biological Sciences with emphasis in ecology and sustainable development at the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. He then continued his studies at the Tropical Agricultural and Higher Education Center-CATIE. Turrialba, Costa Rica, obtaining a Master in Tropical Forests and Biodiversity Management and Conservation. Obtaining a Ph.D. in Ecology at the Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 2015. Dr. González-Maya obtained the William T. Hornaday Conservation Award of the American Society of Mammalogists in 2015. Congratulations to Dr José F. González-Maya!