Shea is a second-year Master of Environmental Management candidate at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is focused on conservation finance, systems change initiatives, and organizational management. At CBEY, Shea writes for the Conservation Finance Network. Shea also volunteers as a Nonprofit Board Fellow for The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut, works on projects with the Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative, and serves as a Teaching Fellow for Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations.
This summer, Shea worked as the Summer Associate for LegacyWorks Group in Jackson, Wyoming to accelerate community-driven impact to advance large-scale conservation efforts in the Teton region. Shea spent most of her time prior to Yale working for The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire and in the Adirondacks, serving on the chapters’ conservation and stewardship teams. She is a graduate with honors from Dartmouth College, double-majoring in Biology (Ecology) and Environmental Studies.