2021 Student Affairs Webinar Series
SCB North America’s Student Affairs Committee is hosting a 2021 webinar series on topics of interest to conservation students, early-career professionals, and others!

The second webinar in the monthly series is:

Careers Outside of Academia: Agencies & Consulting Firms

Tuesday, February 16

12-1pm PT | 3-4pm ET

Join the SCBNA Student Affairs Subcommittee to learn from accomplished professionals with experience in agency and consulting academic positions related to conservation biology.

This will be an interactive panel with questions from the audience. Panelists include Dr. Rebecca McCaffery, Wildlife Biologist at the U.S. Geological Service Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Dr. Alysha Cypher, postdoctoral researcher at the Prince William Sound Science Center, and Lauren Jonaitis, M.S., Environmental/Coastal Scientist at Moffatt & Nichol.

Registration is required, please register at this link: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/…

Webinars are available to both SCB members and non-members. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the SCBNA YouTube Page – subscribe so you are notified when new recordings are posted! The first webinar recording is now available: Non-Traditional Careers in Academia.

This is the second in our series of monthly webinars; stay tuned for more!

Please contact megan.keville@scbnorthamerica.org with any questions related to the webinar series.

The webinar recording for the first in the 2021 SCBNA Student Affairs Webinar Series is now available on the SCB North America YouTube Page. We sincerely thank the wonderful panelists for their time and the attendees for their excellent questions that prompted valuable discussions during the webinar.

The next webinar in the series is on February 16 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET: Careers Outside Academia: Agency and Consulting Firms. More information and a link to register will be available on this webpage very soon.

Many thanks to the Student Affairs Subcommittee for organizing this series. Other topics coming later this year include Conservation in Practice; Equity & Inclusion in Conservation and Research; and Conservation + Social Science. Stay tuned!

If you are interested in joining the subcommittee, please email the Chair, Melissa Cronin: mecronin@ucsc.edu

The North America Society for Conservation Biology is appalled by the invasion of the Capitol building by white nationalists. We are equally appalled by the clear difference in police response in which white supremacists violently breaking into federal buildings are met with very little resistance and people of color protesting peacefully or simply walking in a national park are met with militarized police violence and brutality, in many cases resulting in their death.  We recognize that many of our members know all too well these harsh realities of institutionalized racism in their professional and personal lives and that all of us live within human and natural communities that are negatively impacted by how marginalized peoples are systemically oppressed.  We also recognize that these vital issues are inseparable from who we are, how we do our work, and the fate of biodiversity.  

The board of SCBNA reaffirms our commitment to continuing to work to address systemic racism and biased power structures in our own organization and within conservation biology, be it in our academic institutions, organizations, research projects, foundations or communities we work within.  We also commit to using our unique voice to call on the new administration to make addressing institutionalized racism, sexism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination an immediate priority.

*Statement authored by SCBNA Board Member Dr. Jessa Madosky, Past-President


The Board of Directors of the Society for Conservation Biology North America

Karen Root, President
Rebecca McCaffery, President-Elect
Jessa Madosky, Past-President
Gerald Singh, Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Officer
Rebecca Hufft, Treasurer
Alysha Cypher, Secretary & Chapters Representative
Jessica Pratt, Vice President for Education & Chapters
Erin Sexton, Vice President for Policy & Programs
Melissa Cronin, Student Representative
Lauren Jonaitis, Member at Large
Paige Olmsted, Member at Large