Brooke Zanetell, Ph.D.

Program Director and PI

Brooke Zanetell is Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Natural Resources Management Program at the University of New Mexico – Taos. She is also USDA Program Director of the LIFT (Leadership in Forestry Training) and CCC (Northern New Mexico Climate Change Corps) projects based at UNM-T. Brooke grew up in beautiful Gunnison, CO. After serving as a Science Advisor at the US Department of State in Washington, DC, she moved to Taos, NM, to be back in the mountains. She loves family, music, gardens, and nature. Dr. Zanetell graduated Summa Cum Laude in Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Natural Resources from Cornell University and was a Fulbright Scholar to Venezuela and an InterAmerican Fellow to Guatemala. Dr. Zanetell has published numerous articles on community-based natural resources management as well as on college student success and job placement in the sciences.