Founded in 2008, ECPN is a network within the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) for individuals considering or establishing careers in the field of conservation. We support emerging conservators as they transition from pre-program preparation to graduate-level training to professional careers. While our focus is to serve the emerging conservation professionals community, professionals at all levels are welcome to support and participate in ECPN activities.

  • Chair: Caitlin I. Richeson
  • Vice Chair: Jessica Betz Abel
  • Communications: Héctor J. Berdecía-Hernández & Leila Sabouni
  • Outreach: Michaela Paulson & Ashley Louise Stanford
  • Professional Education and Training: Annabelle Fichtner Camp & Keara Teeter
  • Digital Platforms: Marie D. Desrochers & Natalya Swanson
  • AIC Board Liaison: Molly C. Gleeson
  • AIC Staff Liaison: Katelin Lee

In addition to the digital programming projects featured below, I am actively archiving ECPN content and transferring it to the new server, help to edit and maintain the AIC-ECPN subsite and Wiki, and participate in monthly officer calls.

Incoming ECPN officers (2019)
Natalya Swanson