As VP for Conservation Science for The Nature Conservancy, she led a team of scientists helping to identify and steward networks of lands and waters that could sustain biodiversity in the face of multiple ecological changes. Earlier in her career she worked for California Department of Fish and Wildlife and had boots on the ground in each county of that state.
“A naturalist since childhood, I’ve been lucky to have a career where I could first study nature as a scientist, and later lead an organization that connected people with nature and inspired them to take action to save species and habitat,” said Deborah Jensen. “Joining the Audubon Washington team gives me the opportunity to combine both of these. I look forward to working with the great staff team, chapters and partners to create lasting conservation and policy solutions for birds and people in our state.”
Deborah currently serves on the Puget Sound Leadership Council and the Board of Climate Solutions. She is a past-chair of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition.
She has an MS and PhD in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley. When not birdwatching or hiking she might be found tasting or creating hand-crafted chocolates with her husband.
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization.
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