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Beverly Cobble Rodriguez Lectureship: Jensen Montambault

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 4:30pm
Harrison/Small Auditorium

Beyond Bias: Forging Change Across Boundaries

Hear from our 2018 Beverly Cobble Rodriguez Lecturer, Jensen Montambault! Jensen is the Director of the Science for Nature and People Partnership. (SNAPP)

Enduring and radical change takes a genuine curiosity about the perspectives and experiences of others. Whether you are working with a city government on behalf of concerned neighbors or bringing together industry magnates, NGOs and heads of state to forge workable solutions to the ever deepening natural and manmade risks, the process is the same. We have to acknowledge our own biases and be ready to devise alternative solutions.
How do we lead others toward real-world results while staying true to our own moral compass? Come explore this sometimes frustrating, sometimes exhilarating, and always rewarding adventure with Jensen Montambault, Director of SNAPP. Hear about her personal examples from right here in Charlottesville and across the globe.

After receiving her BA in Environmental Sciences from UVA, Jensen Montambault went on to get a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida and served as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Prior to her work with SNAPP and The Nature Conservancy, she managed diverse programs including the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Migratory Bird Program at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Conservation International’s Rapid Assessment Program, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua.

SNAPP is a collaboration between three partners: The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. SNAPP uses interdisciplinary teams to deliver evidence-based, scalable solutions to global challenges at the intersection of nature conservation, sustainable development, and human well-being.