MPA Fellows, Class of 2022
Program Coordinator, Connecticut Land Conservation Council
Rebecca is a passionate conservationist with a wide variety of experience within the nonprofit sector working for zoos, community farms, and grassroots organizations. Her career thus far has allowed her to explore the intersections of her professional interests including community outreach, wildlife conservation, sustainable agriculture, food security and landscape-scale conservation.
Prior to returning to Connecticut, she spent four and a half years in Northern New York working for the Thousand Islands Land Trust, where she developed and advanced a strategic vision for their Zenda Farms Preserve as a center for community engagement, sustainable agriculture, and environmental education. Additionally during her time in New York, Rebecca co-developed the “Developing the Millennial Leaders that Land Trusts Need” project, including a nationwide survey with over 550 responses and the authorship of a report under the same name.
Currently, she serves as the Program Coordinator for the Connecticut Land Conservation Council, the umbrella organization for Connecticut’s ~130 land trusts, supporting the state’s land conservation community through advocacy, regional advancement initiatives, and educational support services. Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s in Animal Science from UConn (CANR ’13) and is pleased to be returning to her alma mater to join the Class of 2022 MPA Fellows Cohort. She is particularly excited about furthering her knowledge in public policy, organizational management, and exploring public-private partnerships.