Karena Mahung is an Executive Fellow at National Park Foundation. Prior to Yale, she worked with the Director of the Conservation Innovation Program at Harvard Forest on a case study on landscape scale conservation in the Schoodic region of Maine. Mahung has also worked at the Massachusetts Audubon Society in the US as their Conservation Programs and Operations Intern, and the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment in Belize as their Communications and Fundraising Intern. She has also been a participant in the Yale Conservation Finance Camp led by the Center for Business and the Environment. Many of her professional experiences have focused on gaining theoretical and practical experience on the effective use of conservation finance tools and conservation strategies. Her interest is to develop this knowledge base in order to explore innovative ways these tools and strategies can be used in Latin America and the Caribbean and other developing regions. Originally from Belize, Mahung graduated top of her program at the University of the West Indies in 2013 with a BSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Management.