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Ayllu Muntun-Minga Style of Collectively working among kichwa relatives and extended indigenous relatives. As nature does, Iyarina functions through a network of family relations and friendships. 
Below you'll meet our Family & Friends Staff consisting of our founding team, paid indigenous interns, university faculty, researchers, indigenous knowledge carriers and storytellers. 
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Elizabeth Swanson Andi

President, Audio Visual Storyteller, Project Coordinator.

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Pamela Tapuy Grefa

Office Administrator

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Josefina Andi

Co-Founder, Culinary Artist

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Tod Swanson

Director of Iyarina

Indigenous Interns 
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Cindy Andi 

Administrative Assistant

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Melania Vargas Andi

Kichwa Language Intern

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Kuri Andi Shiguango

Culinary Intern

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Santiago Swanson Andi

Conservation Intern & Guide

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Jefferson Andi Grefa

Conservation Intern & Guide

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Miriam Swanson Andi

Photographer & Videographer

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Felix Cerda

NSF Research Intern

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Paola Penafiel Andi

Pastery Intern

Knowledge Carriers & Storytellers
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Belgica Dagua Andi

Andowa & Kichwa Nationality

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Elodia Dagua Andi

Andowa & Kichwa Nationality

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Pedro Andi

Kichwa Nationality

Our dear uncle, cousin, friend, colleague, may you rest in peace.

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Awahni Guikita

Waorani Nationality

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Omanca Enqueri

Waorani Nationality

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Ore Nenquimo

Waorani Nationality

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Luisa Dagua

Kichwa Nationality

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Miguel Vargas

Achuar Nationality

Our dear relative, friend, and colleague may you rest in peace.

Faculty & Collaborators 
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Janis B. Nuckolls

Professor & Linguistics

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Nely Shiguango

FLAS Kichwa Language Instructor 

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Lauren Dodaro

Instructor

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Annie Preux

Instructor, Medical Anthropology

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Armando Muyulema

FLAS Kichwa Language Instructor

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Juan Ruiz Macedo

Herbalist, Botanist, Researcher

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David Manuel Navarette

Associate Professor of Sustainability, ASU. 

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Georgia Ennis

Instructor

Iyarina Andi Family & Staff
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Josefina Andi

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Estela Andy

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Elsa Andi

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Pricila Andi

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Carmen Andi

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Abel Andi

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Eddy Andi

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Alejandro Andi