As Staff Scientist, Talia provides science support, research and coordination for Defenders. She is a key resource and bridge-builder for Defenders’ conservation programs and external science networks.
Prior to joining Defenders, Talia’s research largely focused on protected land prioritization balancing ecosystem needs, climate change, and human livelihoods. Her understanding of conservation strategy is informed by her involvement of projects in the U.S., Rwanda, Panama, and Australia. She has a particular affinity for marine and coastal ecosystems stemming from the start of her career as a marine science teacher on the Channel Islands. In her free time, Talia can be found hiking, painting, or learning plant identification.
MEM in Ecosystem Conservation and Management, 2020
Yale School of the Environment
BA in Environmental Science and International and Global Studies, 2016