Jorgelina Marino studied biology in Argentina (Universidad Nacional del Comahue 1996) and joined the WildCRU in 1997, where she obtained her DPhil in 2003. Jorgelina is involved in research and conservation in Africa and South America and is the Ecologist of the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme. She runs the People and Wildlife Initiative. She is a member of the IUCN SSC Canid Specialist Group and the coordinator of its Ethiopian Wolf Working Group.
Her areas of expertise are highland ecology, carnivore ecology and sociobiology, spatial ecology, species distribution modeling, population dynamics and monitoring. Her current work is on species conservation in mountains and arid lands, and how they are affected by land use and climate change. She supervises undergraduate and graduate students in Ethiopia, Argentina, Bolivia and Oxford.