I’m an indigenous, Quechua-speaking Andean who has lived all my life in Wilcahuain, a community near Huaraz. I’m an expert in traditional agriculture and medicinal plants. Thanks to the gifts of my ancestors, I’m also an amauta (‘master’ or ‘wise’). I’m committed to my community and recently took on the position as secretary-general of 11 communities. I love sharing my knowledge with people from all over the world so the ancestral wisdom and traditions of my culture can be maintained.