Mary Collins

Mary Collins

International Program Conservation Associate

As the Center’s International Program Conservation Associate, Mary engages at international levels providing advisory services, technical assistance, and capacity building for policy advancements, on-the ground connectivity implementation, and expert working groups including the Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group (CCSG) and the Marine Connectivity Working Group (MCWG).
Mary is a climate, marine, and social scientist driving meaningful environmental and social value at scale through cooperative solutions. Through a foundation in marine climate change adaptation research with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, to coordinating global support for private sector nature-based solutions standards with the Wildlife Habitat Council, to advancing innovative positions in climate diplomacy, policy, and resilience strategies for the Council on Foreign Relations, she brings a robust and multidisciplinary skillset to the International Program.
Mary is located in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and when away from her desk, she can be found out on trails, in a barn, on a tennis court, or behind a painting easel.



  • M.S. in Conservation Leadership, Colorado State University
  • B.A. in Environmental Science, University of Virginia

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