Board of Governors for the Society for Conservation Biology

Secretary, 2015-present

Board of Governors at ICCB 2015Role: Serve as voting member of the Executive Committee on the Board; maintain notes & minutes of all Board meetings and events; help guide direction and focus of the Society at large

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Chapters Committee for Society for Conservation Biology

Financial Officer, 2014-present


Chapters Workshop at ICCB 2013

Role: Managing finances for Chapters Committee and Chapter grants and awards and providing general support for Chapters Committee

Notable accomplishments: Managed Chapter Travel Awards for ICCB 2015; drafted, evaluated, and managed 2 rounds of Chapter Activity Grants since spring 2015

Conference Co-Coordinator, 2012-2014: Organized Chapter symposia, workshops, and business meetings at NACCB 2014, Oceania 2014, & ICCB 2014; drafted, co-evaluated, and managed Chapter Travel Awards for NACCB 2014, Oceania 2014 & ICCB 2013; co-organized Chapter Business Meeting and mixer at NACCB 2012

SCB Chapters website

SCB-Davis Chapter

SCB-D birding trip '10President 2010-2012

Vice-President 2009-2010, Secretary 2008-2009

Role: Organizing quarterly meetings, overseeing progress and activity of subcommittees, managing Chapter vision and goals

Notable accomplishments: Started and formalized a partnership with non-profit Cool Davis Initiative in 2011; co-organized public education seminar initiative in summer 2011; started and formalized position of Volunteer Coordinator in 2008; co-chaired committee for fundraising and food donations for Bay Area Conservation Biology annual meeting 2008

SCB-Davis website


North American Congress for Conservation Biology 2012 (NACCB 2012)

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Executive Planning Committee Member, 2010-2012

Role: Voting and decision-making input on all major concept and logistic steps of symposium organization process; part of Student Activities and Chapter Activities sub-committees; building local volunteer base

Notable accomplishments: Designed and developed Part I of official NACCB program; managed under Volunteer Coordinator volunteers throughout week of Congress; officially represented SCB-Davis chapter by giving a pre-plenary Chapter Brief; helped evaluate student Travel Award applications

NACCB 2012 website





Davis Student Chapter of California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC)
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Co-founder, 2009-2011

Role: Forming a formal student chapter at Davis through Cal-IPC Student Chapter; coordinating with other UCD students to develop vision and goals

Notable accomplishments: Represented Cal-IPC at Weed Awareness Day in the Capitol in Sacramento, CA in 2010; developed “Don’t Plant a Pest” fact sheets for California Native Plant Society’s Gardening Committee

Cal-IPC Student Chapter website