About Natalie Rhoades
I studied Marine Biology in San Diego, California and Wildlife Biology & Conservation in Edinburgh, Scotland. I volunteered, interned, and worked in various capacities at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Hopkins Marine Station, and on a small whale-watching outfit prior to my MSc, and I now work as a Program Delivery Facilitator at the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity in Sacramento, California. My passions lie in informal science education, outreach, and public engagement in the sciences.
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Areas of expertise
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Channels contributed to:Capacity development Professional development Events & Network opportunities Well-being and resilience
Rooms participated in:Marine Conservation Collaborate and help others Conservation Catalysts private room
"After having broken out of the isolating feeling that she and only she had failed, Jessie shared that she has been able to advocate for herself, her skills, and her valuable experiences moving forward." is a truthful and powerful quote, well done with this topic and blog Natalie and Jessie!
It really is an important step - advocating for oneself. Thanks, Carolyn!
Amazing work Natalie! 🎉 It's such an interesting piece and you really captured Allison's background and findings well. Congrats on your second contribution catalysing the sharing of lessons learned in our conservation community!
If any other members are interested in becoming a Conservation Catalyst with WildHub, check out the link below: https://wildhub.community/posts/call-for-conservation-catalysts
Thanks so much, Thirza!
Thanks for posting, Lucy! I've shared with some folks already.
Thank you Natalie for this post and for sharing your passion! I really enjoyed reading about your experiences and how Elizabeth has been such an inspiration and guiding force for you. Your post provided some great reminders for me to bring back to my team and my organization as we continue to define conservation leadership within our own organization and how it should be aligning with the field of conservation leadership. Thank you again!
I'm so pleased you've discovered material to take back to your team at Denver Zoo! Thank you for reading and your kind comment.