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Please note: this event has passed. The agenda from the 2020 Academy below is for reference only.
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Dr. Elsa Haubold

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Elsa is passionate about working with partners and stakeholders to find common ground and solutions to seemingly insurmountable conservation challenges, and her career path has reflected this.  She is a fish and wildlife administrator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Science Applications Program. She most recently served the USFWS as the national Landscape Conservation Cooperative coordinator where she coordinated a network of thousands of partners working toward establishing and implementing a common conservation vision across state and international boundaries.  Before joining the federal government, she worked for 12 years for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on many controversial, collaborative wildlife diversity and endangered species issues at the state, regional, and national level as well as coordinated Florida’s wildlife responses to and after Deepwater Horizon.  For the first five years with the FWC she was the administrator for Florida’s marine mammal and marine turtle research program and helped create the University of Florida’s Aquatic Animal Health Program.  Elsa also has non governmental organizational experience, having coordinated the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network.  She has a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Science and a MS in Veterinary Anatomy from Texas A&M University, a Ph.D. in Pathology from University of Texas Medical Branch, and an MBA from University of Houston Clear Lake, is a proud Fellow of the National Conservation Leadership Institute, and is a certified Project Management Professional.  Elsa enjoys spending time outdoors diving, hiking, kayaking, and fishing with the love of her life, Tony, to whom she has been married 25+ years.