Alumni

Steve is an ecologist working for the KwaZulu-Natal conservation agency (KZN Wildlife) in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He specializes in natural resource management, particularly in “...

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Mehta, a native of India, received her B.A. in English Literature from Gujarat University and then went to study at South Gujarat University in Surat, where she earned an M.A. in English Literature and...

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Briana grew up in the wooded hills of northeastern Iowa on the banks of a muddy, meandering river. Since childhood she has sought to understand the nature of humanity’s relationship to the natural...

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Shannon Meyer, Western Conservation Manager,Land Trust Alliance. Shannon provides Alliance services to land trusts in the southwestern states, California and Texas. Shannon moved out west after college...

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Alexandra Michalko is a native Californian, born and raised in the Bay Area. She graduated from Stanford University in 2003 with a BA in International Relations and a minor in Italian. After graduation...

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Gabriela is a Guatemalan lawyer with a masters degree in Environmental Law from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is part of the Environmental Department of the law firm Arias &...

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Lindsay recently graduated from St. Cloud University in St. Cloud, Minn., with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Travel and Tourism. She grew up in a small town on Lake Superior in...

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Since July 1999 Kelly has worked for American Rivers – a national, non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the nation’s rivers.  Kelly is the Associate Director of...

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Elika was born in Tehran, Iran, and spent her childhood in five different countries – Iran, UAE, India, Tunisia, & the US. This lifestyle shaped many of her beliefs and interests, such as a love...

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Montague was born in Virginia and raised in Washington state. He received his B.A. in political science from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Montague is a policy analyst for the...

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Julie Morgan is the Executive Director of the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board. She has worked in the natural resources arena for more than ten years. A native of Pusan, Korea, Julie has taken to...

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Joe Morris is a veteran government relations and public affairs strategist who has worked in the city of Atlanta local politics and government arena for quite some time.  Joe served as a project...

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Nathan is an environmental scientist with a diverse background.  His education includes an undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology with minors in Chemistry and Geology, and a Masters of...

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Daylin Muñoz-Nuñez is a marine scientist currently working with EDF’s Oceans Program to promote sustainable and responsible marine fishing practices. Daylin is currently responsible for conducting...

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Laura recently completed a Master's Degree in Real Estate & Construction Management from the University of Denver. While a graduate student, Laura performed land investment deals in Costa Rica on...

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Eric Kihiu is the Resource Development Manager for Rhino Ark Charitable Trust. After a stint in the business world (insurance and oil industries) in the mid nineties, he followed his true passion and...

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Heather Bergerud Nix joined the Upstate Forever staff in 2007 and is the Director of the Clean Air & Water Program, where she leads a variety of advocacy and outreach efforts.

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Andrea Nogués coordinates the Sustainable Grazing Strategy, an key component of the Nature Conservancy’s recently launched Patagonian Grasslands of Argentina Conservation Project, which aims to...

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Gijsbert Nollen is a Principal Consultant for ICE BV. Gijsbert holds a Masters in Law from Leiden University and now focuses on project management and development as his professional specialty. He has...

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Samuel S. Nugent is the co-founder and Director of Marketing for The Remediators Inc., a soils remediation company located in Port Angeles, Wash. Nugent was a 2003 fellow of PERC’s environmental...

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