Shea is a first-year Master of Environmental Management candidate at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is focused on systems leadership in conservation, encompassing the topics of systems change, nonprofit organizational management and development, and strategies to scale up conservation efforts. At CBEY, Shea writes for the Conservation Finance Network. Shea also works as a research assistant for the Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative on a carbon offsets project related to the avoided conversion of grasslands, and she volunteers as a Nonprofit Board Fellow for The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut.
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, majoring in Biology (Ecology) and Environmental Studies. In her free time, she enjoys various outdoor pursuits, yoga, and reading.