FORA.tv Speaker - Ellie Cohen

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Biography

Ellie is President and CEO of PRBO Conservation Science. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Ellie received her undergraduate degree with honors in Botany (focus on ecology) from Duke University. Field studies in butterfly ecology brought her to California in 1979.

She later received her Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where she was honored with the Policy Analysis Exercise Award for highly distinguished performance and the first annual Robert F. Kennedy Public Service Award.

In 2001, she was awarded a fellowship to Stanford University's Executive Program for Non-profit Leaders at the Graduate School of Business. From 2002-2005, Ellie was honored to represent the US Shorebird Plan on the U.S. Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Ellie currently serves as an invited member of the US North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) Committee's Policy and Legislative Subcommittee, as a management board member of both the San Francisco Bay (Immediate Past Chair) and the Central Valley Joint Ventures (USFWS), and as a member of NOAA's Pacific Coast Ocean Observing System Governing Board.

1 Program

BioForum: Climate Change and Ecosystems

03.19.11 | 00:52:08 min | 6 comments