Megan Evansen

Landscape Conservation and Endangered Species Conservation Assistant

Megan EvansenAreas of Expertise: wildlife ecology, landscape conservation, scientific research and education/outreach

As the Landscape Conservation & Endangered Species Conservation Assistant, Meg is responsible for coordinating key projects and providing administrative support for both departments. Meg also helps with policy and science research, data mining and analysis, and writing reports and other publications. 

Meg has a background in conservation and biology and has previously worked with Defenders on research relating to the Endangered Species Act before joining the Landscape Conservation and Endangered Species Conservation teams in 2017.  Prior to her time with Defenders, she worked on conservation issues around the U.S. at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA, the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI, and the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species in New Orleans, LA.  She holds a Master's of Science in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Genetics with a minor in Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin.