Iliana Monterroso is an Environmental Scientist working with the Equity, Gender, Justice & Tenures team at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). She is also the co-coordinator of Gender and Social Inclusion Research. She is part of the team that coordinates the implementation of the FTA strategy to strengthen partner organizations and CIFOR scientists to address gender and social inclusion across their research and ensure continuous learning and improvement. She has extensive experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder platforms involving indigenous peoples, descendants and grassroots organizations. Her research focuses on gender, tenure, collective rights, environmental governance and socio-environmental conflicts predominantly in Latin America. Monterroso has a BSc in Biology and an MSc and PhD in Environmental Sciences. She has participated in global comparative studies that analyzed impacts of forest tenure reforms.