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Jaclyn is a behavioral and spatial ecologist, science communicator, and project leader. She believes transforming ecological knowledge into effective conservation decision-making requires exchanging information across disciplines and cultural barriers. For this reason, she transforms science into stories that inform environmental management by making information about the natural world more engaging and accessible to the scientific and non-scientific community.

Jaclyn has over 12 years of experience conducting environmental and climate-related research, directing science communication initiatives, and managing long-term conservation projects across stakeholders. She has collaborated on research projects throughout North America, East Africa, and Central and South America. 


Jaclyn currently transforms science into stories about biodiversity conservation at NatureServe, where she is the project manager and creative director for the NatureServe Network Van Tour. She is also the science and partnerships lead at Photography Inspiring Children in Conservation, a nonprofit organization that develops educational content to promote community-led conservation initiatives in Madagascar. In addition to these roles, Jaclyn is actively expanding her knowledge and skillsets in the climate change and nature-based solutions space. She is a candidate in the Association of Climate Change Officers Certified Climate Change Professional series.


Jaclyn believes the world’s most pressing problems are best mitigated through community-led solutions that prioritize equity. She has served on two diversity committees and works to promote sustainability through inclusive means.

 Richard Jackson Photography

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