Secretariat of Pacific Community
Dr Garcia Gomez works at the Secretariat of Pacific Community (SPC) as Aquaculture and Aquatic Biosecurity Specialist, under the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems Division (FAME). Her role is to provide technical assistance in the field of aquaculture, aquatic health management and aquatic biosecurity to the 22 Member countries and territories of the Pacific region (e.g., Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, among others).
She graduated in Veterinary Science-Animal Husbandry from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, with a specialisation in Aquaculture Science and completed her PhD in the Veterinary Science Branch-Aquatic Animal Health Department at the same University. Dr Garcia Gomez obtained a Master’s degree in International Development Strategies, Agents and Policies from the Basque Country University of HEGOA, in 2006.
Since 2001, Dr Garcia Gomez has worked in Africa (Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo), Asia (Viet Nam and Cambodia), the Maghreb (Morocco and Egypt), Latin America (Ecuador and Colombia) and Europe (Spain and France), in the fields of aquaculture production, aquatic animal health, aquatic biosecurity and aquatic genetic resources management, both in cooperation for development and research projects.
Before joining the SPC, Dr Garcia Gomez worked as Aquaculture Officer within the Aquaculture Branch of the FAO Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.