We have worked for nearly two decades across sectors and stakeholders, from the field to the conference room, to balance perspectives and priorities in today's environmental conservation challenges.
Along the way, we've learned that data, maps, models, and strong technical expertise -- while important -- are not enough by themselves to create sustained, effective conservation.
It's also important to recognize the diversity of motivations and backgrounds that people bring into these conversations, the personal connections to nature, and the fundamental role of respect in any personal interaction.
With these things in mind, Ecolibrium aims to bring balance, clarity, respect, and fairness to complicated conservation issues, to help partners see productive ways forward.
Ecolibrium was created to be its own node in an international network of organizations, colleagues, collaborators, and friends.
People are more than their jobs--much more. To be balanced people, we need balance between professional and personal pursuits, paid and volunteer work, rigor and fun. Ecolibrium was created to achieve that balance.
I am a 'collaborative conservationist' specializing in applied wildlife ecology, protected resources biology, and marine ecology and conservation. I have experience in leading and advising projects dealing with conservation monitoring research and management in international (mainly Latin America; I am fluent in Spanish) and US geographies, collaborative applied research projects, making sense of messy, disparate types of information, and even in boring stuff like project management.
Over the course of my career, I have spent time in academia (Drexel University, Duke University Marine Lab), the non-profit sector (Conservation International, Oceanic Society, Conservation Science Partners), and the consulting sector (Stratus Consulting, Abt Associates), and have learned a lot about how different people and organizations work. I am proud and fortunate to have cultivated a broad network of colleagues representing diverse backgrounds and expertise.
I started Ecolibrium so that I could better balance my family and personal pursuits with the kinds of work I want to do, and the partners I want to work with.
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