Lauren Jonaitis, Moffatt & Nichol, Communications Committee, Chair
Lauren Jonaitis’s background includes science communication, environmental permitting/policy, land use planning and coastal ecology. Previously, she was a Wildlife Biological Scientist for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in the Imperiled Species Management Section where she worked to reduce artificial light pollution impacts to marine turtles and their habitat. She continues this work in her current position as an Environmental / Coastal Scientist, in addition to efforts to preserve dunes/native dune species through dune restoration and maintenance efforts and conducting coastal/marine environmental permitting. Lauren received her B.A. in Zoology from the State University of New York at Oswego and an M.S. in Biology with a focus in Conservation Biology and Population Ecology from Bowling Green State University. She currently resides in Miami, Florida.
Alexis Canney, Communications Intern
Alexis Canney is a master’s student in conservation and restoration science at the University of California, Irvine. She has a background in nonprofit fundraising and environmental education. She received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Vassar College, NY and is from Brooklyn, NY.
Megan Keville, Director of Operations
Megan Keville’s background includes positions and research in science communication, restoration ecology, fire science and ecosystem ecology. Prior to joining SCBNA, Megan served as research coordinator in the Restoration Ecology Lab in the University of Montana’s College of Forestry and Conservation, and as co-coordinator with the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network. She also edited and produced the Society for Ecological Restoration’s quarterly newsletter. Megan received a B.A. in biology from Carleton College, MN, and an M.S. in Resource Conservation from the University of Montana. Megan lives and works in Weaverville, California.