LakeSmart Program Manager
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Andrea comes to us with a wealth of experience with nonprofit conservation organizations where she has worked collaboratively to engage people in natural areas stewardship and outreach initiatives.
She spent eight years with The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey as the Director of Science and Stewardship, developing and implementing monitoring protocols for rare plants, animals, and natural communities; working with large groups of volunteers; and leading natural history trips for kids and adults. She also worked as a senior scientist for the Center for Conservation Landowners, part of Natural Lands Trust in Pennsylvania, coordinating hands-on workshops and writing stewardship and forestry plans for public and private landowners. She coordinated the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Program and most recently worked in Maine for the Cathance River Education Alliance and the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. Andrea has a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, a Master’s degree from Duke University, and a Ph. D. in plant ecology through the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Program at the University of Massachusetts.