Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed


Dr. Sarah Reed is the Executive Director of the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation. Sarah’s research investigates how land development and human activities affect wildlife and biodiversity, and she works with communities and government agencies to apply ecological science to inform conservation planning and land-use policy. Sarah received a B.A. in Women’s & Gender Studies and Studies in the Environment from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy & Management from the University of California, Berkeley. She has authored more than 30 scientific articles and received numerous awards and fellowships, including a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship and Switzer Environmental Fellowship. Sarah currently serves as Vice President for Programs of the Society for Conservation Biology, co-leads the Conservation Development Working Group, and is a member of the Sound and Light Ecology Team. In her free time, Sarah enjoys growing and cooking food, traveling and recreating with her husband and dogs, and volunteering as a foster parent and mentor for at-risk youth.

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Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
University of California Berkeley, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Conservation Science & Biology
Land, Open Space, Smart Growth
Natural Resource Management
Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1474

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