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Megan Evansen

Conservation Science and Policy Analyst
Center for Conservation Innovation

Areas of Expertise: wildlife ecology, landscape conservation, environmental policy, scientific research and education/outreach

As the Conservation Science and Policy Analyst, Meg assists with the analysis of scientific research and policy implementation to find new and creative solutions for wildlife conservation. These include leading and collaborating on original research, developing new tools for conservation that use cutting-edge technologies, and imagining the next generation of policies.

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 Center for Conservation Innovation 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 of Science in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Genetics with a minor in Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin.


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