The Institute for Socio-Ecological Research (ISER) is a non-profit organization founded in 2012. Dedicated to environmental education and social-ecological research, the organization has conducted research and education work in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, The Bahamas, and Haiti. Conservation campaigns for parrotfish, restoration of coastal vegetation, citizen science projects, and development of green infrastructure are among the projects that ISER has done in collaboration with other organizations. Currently, the organization is collaborating on two community projects in Lares, Puerto Rico. In addition, Dr. Ryan Mann-Hamilton, Assistant Professor in the Social Science Department at CUNY LaGuardia, is the leader of a historical archives conservation project in Samana, Dominican Republic; Dr. Stacey M. Williams leads the coral reef restoration project in southwestern Puerto Rico; and Dr. Braulio A. Quintero leads the social-ecological work efforts in Puerto Rico.