Braden Hance

As a Conservation Associate, Braden provides broad support to all of the Center’s program areas. Primarily working with the Corridors and Crossings team, Braden helps to implement various ongoing projects related to ecological connectivity and road ecology.  With a background in ecology and geographic information systems, Braden brings experience in scientific research to the center.

Rebecca Watters

Rebecca joined the CLLC team in 2021 to support the climate and community resilience program. She has worked on interdisciplinary projects for wildlife conservation in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem since 2005, when she conducted master’s work on wolves and human communities in Wyoming. She also has longstanding ties to Mongolia, where she has worked since

Amrita Neelakantan

Lead Policy Coordinator Building a Foundation for Linear Infrastructure Safeguards in Asia Coordinator Network for Conserving Central India Gurugram, India

Anthony Clevenger

Transportation Ecologist Building a Foundation for Linear Infrastructure Safeguards in Asia Lead Coordinator IUCN WCPA-CCSG Latin American and Caribbean Transport Working Group Harvie Heights, Canada

Tatjana Rosen

Conservation Science Fellow for Central Asia Conservation Adviser Caucasus Nature Fund Technical Adviser UNEP Vanishing Treasures Project

Christine Gianas Weinheimer

Christine brings to the Center a passion for wildlife and environmental conservation, along with an extensive background in nonprofit communications. She specializes in strategic communications, digital marketing, writing, and editing. Prior to joining the Center, her work for nearly two decades focused on communications for official partner organizations of Yellowstone National Park: the Yellowstone Park

Melissa Butynski

As a Conservation Coordinator, Melissa provides support to the international program. She helps manage the Center’s global network, serves as a logistical coordinator and promotes international scientific collaboration. Prior to joining the Center, Melissa worked as a wildlife biologist researching a wide range of species from warm water minnows and white-tailed ptarmigan to African lions.

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