Conservation Scientist, Patagonia & Costa Rica Instructor
Shalynn earned a MS in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology, and a MPP in Environmental Policy from the University of Maryland in 2015. Her international project experience includes macaw nesting research in Peru, antbird behavior in Costa Rica, environmental education in Bolivia, small mammal mark-recapture in the Oregon Cascades, and giraffe surveys in Kenya. Recently, she has worked with the World Wildlife Fund to research how legal changes to protected areas can impact deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon. Shalynn first became involved with Round River as an instructor for the Patagonia program in September of 2015 and has been leading programs since then.