As the previous Conservation GIS Analyst in the Center for Conservation Innovation, Mae provided full-service mapping and geospatial analysis support across Defenders and in collaborative work with external organizations. She worked with our team of scientists to help develop new tools and ideas for strategically using data to improve biodiversity conservation policies and practices. Mae also ensured the maintenance of servers hosting CCI web applications and aided in developing, updating and maintaining new applications.
Mae earned a GIS Certificate from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Behavior from Bucknell University with a background studying species delineation, the effect of climate on wildlife, and seabird endocrinology and feeding behavior via GPS tracking. Prior to joining Defenders in September of 2018, Mae worked with a variety of wildlife and plants in Australia, Alaska, and most recently with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Connecticut monitoring endangered roseate tern populations. In her free time, Mae loves to get out and explore the best places for hiking and wildlife photography outside DC.
Before she was hired as staff, Mae served as a 2018 Fall CCI GIS Intern. Her internship focused on conservation mapping service and support and helped produce this report.
BS in Animal Behavior, 2018
GIS Certificate, 2020
Penn State University