Dr. Lindsay Rosa leads the science team in the Center for Conservation Innovation. Lindsay works with interdisciplinary teams of scientists, web developers and policy analysts to develop new tools and ideas for strategically using data to improve conservation policies and practices. A spatial ecologist, she also serves as the GIS point-person for Defenders, providing leadership, coordination, and analytical support for teams working on a wide range of projects based in endangered species conservation, landscape ecology and environmental outreach. Lindsay draws on her background in natural resources management and her expertise in geographic information systems to pursue novel research and develop map products to engage the general public, journalists, and audiences on the Hill in biodiversity conservation.
Prior to joining Defenders, Lindsay was faculty at Middlebury College where she partnered with community decision-makers to develop projects for applied conservation GIS courses. She also served as the lead spatial data manager for the Vermont Agency of Transportation. Lindsay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Colby College and a Masters degree and Ph.D. in Natural Resources and the Environment from the University of Connecticut."