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Las Nubes Student Association (LNSA)

The Las Nubes Student Association (LNSA) is an organized student group at York University that was initiated to promote sustainable ecological conservation and social sustainability practices in the biological corridor of the Las Nubes region of Costa Rica.

At the LNSA, we aim to create awareness about the Las Nubes project, and to get students excited and involved in our various activities and events! Keep your eyes out for our general meetings and emails, as there are plenty of upcoming opportunities to get involved!

LNSA President(s)

Codrina Ibanescu

Codrina is a Toronto-based poet, photographer and environmentalist. Dedicated to enriching the lives of others, the environment, and with a deep reverence for the arts… she ultimately finds that her deepest form of creative expression remains in her writing. She is also the current president of two clubs - The Las Nubes Student Association and The Carbon Free Club, and is currently volunteering as the Student Coordinator for the Climate Solutions Park (Project Climate Change). In her spare time, she works with environmental organizations and with the Rural Learning Association charity as President, and enjoys spending quality time with family, friends and in nature hiking, cycling or with her dog!

Brunela Costanzo

Brunela is a 4th-year student at the Faculty of EUC specializing in Environmental management. She is very passionate about all aspects of sustainability, especially in regards to waste and plastic and wants to contribute to creating a greener ideology in society. Brunela is currently the co-president of the Carbon Free Club and the vice-president of Las Nubes Student Association. She is an active member of the Live Green Toronto Volunteers and hopes to further support her community through an environmental and conservation effort. Some of her favourite hobbies are hiking, cycling and scuba diving/snorkeling whenever she has the chance.

LNSA Past President(s)

YearPresident(s) name
2018-2019 Codrina Ibanescu & Amadeuzs Kazubowski-Houston
2017-2018 Taufiq Safdar & Mackenzie Shaw
2016-2017 Mark Milnes & Eric Rapelje
2014-2015Karen Hutchinson
2013-2014 Alison Ramnarine & Sarah Cole
2012-2013Chris Moreau
2011-2012 Julie Mallette
2010-2011 Susie Saliola
2009-2010 Afshan Golriz
2008-2009Monica Pescador & Andrea (Founding Members)

Contact us

Las Nubes Student Association, York University

Get in Touch

Thank you for your interest in the Las Nubes Project!

For information concerning the Las Nubes Project or the Fisher Fund for Neotropical Conservation, please contact us at

Lillian Meighen Wright Centre (Las Nubes EcoCampus)
San José, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica