Natalie Rhoades (She/Her)

Program Delivery Facilitator, SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity

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

Education & training Monitoring and evaluation Research Species Management

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?

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Recent Comments

Jul 20, 2021
Replying to Carolyn Rosevelt, MSc

"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! 

Jul 20, 2021
Replying to Lara Reden

Natalie, thanks for sharing a fascinating interview! It's nice to gain insight into how individuals are making a difference. I also love the photos.

Thanks so much, Lara! 

Jun 02, 2021
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

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:

Thanks so much, Thirza!

Jun 02, 2021
Replying to Carolyn Rosevelt, MSc

Great job Natalie, I can tell you had fun interviewing because your enthusiasm shines through  in your writing. Congrats fellow Conservation Catalyst!

Thank you so much, Carolyn! It makes me so happy to hear that.

Jun 02, 2021

Thanks for posting, Lucy! I've shared with some folks already. 

Apr 08, 2021
Replying to Elizabeth Stephenson

Thank you for this opportunity, Natalie! It was such a pleasure working with you! Thank you for shining a light on the work of MCAF Fellows and Grantees!

Thank you, Elizabeth, for participating! 

Apr 07, 2021
Replying to Molly Maloy

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.

Mar 09, 2021

A wonderful resource, Thirza! 


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