Francisco Zamora Arroyo joined the Sonoran Institute in April 2002 to manage activities in the Delta of the Colorado River. Dr. Zamora has more than 12 years of experience working in the Delta as a researcher and project manager. As the director of the Colorado River Delta Legacy program, he is responsible for integrating community stewardship, applied science, and local values in an alliance to reform water policy, conserve and restore priority areas, and build knowledge and capacity for collaboration between water managers and local leaders. Over the past 12 years, Dr. Zamora has developed close relationships with Mexican and U.S. agencies involved in water and land management, and communicates frequently with regional and national officials dealing with issues in the Colorado River Delta. He obtained his Ph.D. in Resource Geography from Oregon State University in October 2002, with a minor in natural resource economics. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University and a BS degree in Oceanography from Autonomous University of Baja California.