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Aerin Jacob, PhD

Aerin Jacob, PhD

Aerin Jacob has worked in research, conservation, teaching, and consulting across North America, East Africa, and Central America. As a conservation scientist at Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, she conducts and communicates applied scientific research to inform management, policy, and conservation decisions. Aerin is an advocate for diversity in science and active in science outreach including through public lectures, storytelling, and media and policy engagement. She also serves on the board of the Society for Conservation Biology North America. She was a recipient of the Liber Ero Fellowship, a scholar with the Sustainable Canada Dialogues, a Wilburforce Fellow in Conservation Science, and served on the Pathway to Canada Target 1 expert task team on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Aerin holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia and a doctorate from McGill University, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Victoria.