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Kelly Easterday

Director of Conservation Technology

The Nature Conservancy

About Kelly

Kelly Easterday leads the technology and data science enterprise for The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve and the Point Conception Institute. She executes and manages projects that use innovative geospatial and technology solutions to enhance operations, management, and research at the Preserve and address critical conservation problems.

Prior to joining TNC, Kelly was a postdoctoral fellow working in the UC Natural Reserves System, where she used geospatial methods to scale field-based experiments and sensor networks to surveys from unmanned aerial vehicle and satellite data. She holds a PhD in environmental science, policy, and management from the University of California, Berkeley, and has a current research affiliation with the University of California, Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS).

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